Powder Horn with strap

Powder Horn with strap

Powder Horn with Strap

Our stock Powder Horn with strap comes ready to use!  Polished natural cow horn includes a groove to hold the strap. Living History Re-enactors wear Powder Horns as an accessory. Native American dancers can wear them as part of their Native American Regalia.

Our Powder Horn includes a wooden stopper and a wooden base and a woven strap.

Powder horns are containers that hold gunpowder. Historically, soldiers made Powder Horns from cows, oxen or buffalo horns. Natural horn has the advantage of being waterproof and already hollow inside. Stoppers of wood or bone or horn were placed at each end of the horn. A soldier filled the horn with gunpowder at the large end, and dispensed powder from the smaller end.
Soldiers sometimes decorated their Powder Horns with carvings or inlays. They usually carried them with a long strap over their shoulder.

The Wandering Bull offers Powder Horns as collectible items. Living History Re-enactors also use Powder Horns as part of their kit.  You can choose from our standard stock Powder Horn or one of the One of a Kind horns that we acquire from other collectors.

Colors and curvature of each Powder Horn will vary.  Our stock Powder Horns measure approx 12″ long.

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Priming Horn Black

Priming Horn Black

Handmade Black Priming Horn

This Priming Horn Black is new and ready to use as an accessory or add to your collection.  The crafter made it from a natural cow horn which he sanded smooth. At the wide end, the crafter glued in an oval wood piece.  He also carved a wood stopper for the narrow end.   One of a Kind!

Priming Horns are generally considered smaller than regular powder horns. Powder horns are containers that hold gunpowder. Historically, soldiers made Powder Horns from cows, oxen or buffalo horns. Natural horn has the advantage of being waterproof and already hollow inside. Stoppers of wood or bone or horn were placed at each end of the horn. A soldier filled the horn with gunpowder at the large end, and dispensed powder from the smaller end.  Soldiers sometimes decorated their Powder Horns with carvings or inlays. They usually carried them with a long strap over their shoulder.

This Priming Horn measures about 6.5 inches long not including the stopper.  The base measures 1.75 inches x 1.5 inches.  One of a Kind!

The Wandering Bull offers Powder Horns as collectible items. Living History Re-enactors also use Powder Horns as part of their kit. You can choose from our standard stock Powder Horn or one of the One of a Kind horns that we acquire from other collectors.

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Priming Horn

Priming Horn

Handmade Priming Horn

This Priming Horn is new and ready to use as an accessory or add to your collection.  The crafter made it from a natural cow horn which he sanded smooth. At the wide end, the crafter glued in an oval wood piece.  He also carved a wood stopper for the narrow end.   One of a Kind!

Priming Horns are generally considered smaller than regular powder horns. Powder horns are containers that hold gunpowder. Historically, soldiers made Powder Horns from cows, oxen or buffalo horns. Natural horn has the advantage of being waterproof and already hollow inside. Stoppers of wood or bone or horn were placed at each end of the horn. A soldier filled the horn with gunpowder at the large end, and dispensed powder from the smaller end.  Soldiers sometimes decorated their Powder Horns with carvings or inlays. They usually carried them with a long strap over their shoulder.

This Priming Horn measures about 7 inches long not including the stopper.  The base measures 2.25 inches x 2 inches.  One of a Kind!

The Wandering Bull offers Powder Horns as collectible items. Living History Re-enactors also use Powder Horns as part of their kit. You can choose from our standard stock Powder Horn or one of the One of a Kind horns that we acquire from other collectors.

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Powder Horn Antique 9 inch

Powder Horn Antique 9 inch

9 Inch Antique Powder Horn

Add a strap to this Powder Horn Antique 9 inch to use it as an accessory or add it to your collection.  The crafter made it from a natural cow horn.  He carved a bump out at the narrow end.  At the wide end, the crafter nailed in an oval wood piece with a metal screw eye.  Attached to this you will find a piece of jute rope. There is no stopper for the narrow end, but you will see that someone pushed a stick into it which has broken off.  We think this powder horn comes from the late 1800s.  One of a Kind!

Powder horns are containers that hold gunpowder. Historically, soldiers made Powder Horns from cows, oxen or buffalo horns. Natural horn has the advantage of being waterproof and already hollow inside. Stoppers of wood or bone or horn were placed at each end of the horn. A soldier filled the horn with gunpowder at the large end, and dispensed powder from the smaller end.
Soldiers sometimes decorated their Powder Horns with carvings or inlays. They usually carried them with a long strap over their shoulder.

This Powder Horn Antique 9 inch measures about 9 inches long.  The base measures 2.75 inches x 2 inches.  One of a Kind!

The Wandering Bull offers Powder Horns as collectible items. Living History Re-enactors also use Powder Horns as part of their kit. You can choose from our standard stock Powder Horn or one of the One of a Kind horns that we acquire from other collectors.

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Powder Horn with Round End

Powder Horn with Round End

Round End Powder Horn

Add a strap to this Powder Horn with Round End to use it as an accessory or add it to your collection.  The crafter made it from a natural cow horn.  He added notches to the flange at the narrow end.  At the wide end, the crafter nailed in a rounded wood piece.   This piece has a nice twist to it that adds to its appeal.  There is no stopper for the narrow end.  One of a Kind!

Powder horns are containers that hold gunpowder. Historically, soldiers made Powder Horns from cows, oxen or buffalo horns. Natural horn has the advantage of being waterproof and already hollow inside. Stoppers of wood or bone or horn were placed at each end of the horn. A soldier filled the horn with gunpowder at the large end, and dispensed powder from the smaller end.
Soldiers sometimes decorated their Powder Horns with carvings or inlays. They usually carried them with a long strap over their shoulder.

This Powder Horn with Round End measures about 9 inches long.  The base measures 2 inches x 2.5 inches.  You will see a couple of small holes in the horn near the base end.  One of a Kind!

The Wandering Bull offers Powder Horns as collectible items. Living History Re-enactors also use Powder Horns as part of their kit. You can choose from our standard stock Powder Horn or one of the One of a Kind horns that we acquire from other collectors.

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Powder Horn Antique

Powder Horn Antique

Small Antique Powder Horn

Add a strap to this Powder Horn Antique to use it as an accessory or add it to your collection.  The crafter made it from a natural cow horn.  He added notches to the flange at the narrow end.  At the wide end, the crafter nailed in an oval wood piece.   You will see some letters carved into the wood. There is no stopper for the narrow end.  We think it comes from the late 1800s.  One of a Kind!

Powder horns are containers that hold gunpowder. Historically, soldiers made Powder Horns from cows, oxen or buffalo horns. Natural horn has the advantage of being waterproof and already hollow inside. Stoppers of wood or bone or horn were placed at each end of the horn. A soldier filled the horn with gunpowder at the large end, and dispensed powder from the smaller end.
Soldiers sometimes decorated their Powder Horns with carvings or inlays. They usually carried them with a long strap over their shoulder.

This Powder Horn Antique measures about 7 inches long.  The base measures 2 inches x 1.5 inches.  One of a Kind!

The Wandering Bull offers Powder Horns as collectible items. Living History Re-enactors also use Powder Horns as part of their kit. You can choose from our standard stock Powder Horn or one of the One of a Kind horns that we acquire from other collectors.

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Steer Horn Unpolished

Our unpolished Steer Horns (Cow Horns) could  make great Powder Horns. You can also use them to make  Horn Rattles and more.

The colors range from off-white to black or brown. We sell our Steer Horns individually. If you order two, we will do our best to match them as a pair. Each horn is slightly different in shape, color and marbling. These are a natural product, so allow for variations.

These Steer horns unpolished  vary in length starting at about 14″ to 18″  the opening of the horns are about 2.5 to 3″.

Un-worked cattle horn have  a dull surface, however after sanding and polishing the horn takes on a smooth glossy appearance, it is only at this stage that it’s true coloration will appear.

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Polished Steer Horns

Polished Steer Horns

Polished Steer Horns

Our Polished Steer Horns (Cow Horns) will make great Powder Horns. You can also use them to make Split Horn Bonnets, Horn Rattles and more.

The colors range from off-white to black. We sell our Steer Horns individually. If you order two, we will do our best to match them as a pair.  These are a natural product, so allow for variations.

Small Steer Horns measure between 5″-8″ long.

Large Steer Horns measure between 8″-12″ long.

We also sell ready to use Powder Horns with a Leather Strap.

Horn Spoon with Bird Head

Horn Spoon with Bird Head

Horn Spoon with Bird Head Handle

This Horn Spoon with Bird Head features a pointed bird head design at the end of the handle.  The crafter used natural horn to create it.  After softening it  he bent the handle so it curves up. he added etches to the bowl to represent wings and scallops at the end to represent tail feathers. Then he carved the bird head shape on the end.  One of a Kind!

Making Horn Spoons

Several Native American tribes carve spoons from Bison, Sheep or Elk horn. They remove the outer part of the horn and carve it. Then they soften it in hot water to further modify the shape. Sometimes they decorate them with carvings.  Various cultures throughout history use carved horn spoons for a variety of purposes, such as eating, stirring, and serving food. The material is durable and can withstand the rigors of everyday use. The carving and shaping of the horn can result in intricate and artistic designs, making these spoons not only practical but also visually appealing.

The Horn Spoon with Bird Head measures about 8.5 inches long.  The bowl measures 4.5 inches x 1.75 inches at the widest point.  The carved bird head measures 2.25 inches long.   This spoon came from a collection.  It is in very good condition. We are selling it for decorative purposes only. You will find it in very good condition.  One of a Kind!

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Bison Horn Spoon

Bison Horn Spoon

Bison Horn Spoon with Bird Head Handle

This Vintage Bison Horn Spoon features a bird head design at the end of the handle.  The crafter used horn from a bison to create it.  After softening it and carving the bird head shape, he skillfully bent the handle back on itself to create a hanging loop.

Making Horn Spoons

Several Native American tribes carve spoons from Bison, Sheep or Elk horn. They remove the outer part of the horn and carve it. Then they soften it in hot water to further modify the shape. Sometimes they decorate them with carvings.  Various cultures throughout history use carved horn spoons for a variety of purposes, such as eating, stirring, and serving food. The material is durable and can withstand the rigors of everyday use. The carving and shaping of the horn can result in intricate and artistic designs, making these spoons not only practical but also visually appealing.

The Bison Horn Spoon measures 10 inches long.  The bowl measures 4.5 inches x 3 inches.  The carved bird head measures 2.5 inches long.   This spoon came from a collection.  It is in very good condition with some slight cracking visible on the bottom of the bowl. We are selling it for decorative purposes only. You will find it in very good condition.  One of a Kind!

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Bison Horns

Bison Horns

Natural Bison Horns

These natural Bison Horns will make very large Powder Horns. Cut the horn and use it to make a Horn Roach Spreader. You can also use them to make Split Horn Bonnets, Horn Rattles and more.

These horns are natural black. They come minimally cleaned. Choose:

  • Cleaned and Scraped Approx 8″ – 10″ long with a 4″ diameter opening
  • Cleaned and left rough  Approx 11″ long with a 4″ diameter opening

We sell these Horns individually. These are a natural product, so allow for variations.

We also sell Bison Toes!

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Buffalo Horn Tubes

Buffalo Horn Tubes

Buffalo Horn Tubes

We import our Buffalo Horn Tubes from India.  The Natural Black Horn offer a subtle look to your chokers, jewelry and other Regalia accessories.  Try our Horn Tubes to achieve an older style look to your accessories.

You may also want to try our Bone Tubes.  They come in the same sizes as the Horn Tubes.

We offer Horn Tubes in three popular sizes:

  • 0.5″
  • 1″
  • 1.5″

You can purchase Horn Tubes in packages of 25 pieces, 100 pieces or 1000 pieces.

Buffalo Horn Hairpipe

Buffalo Horn Hairpipe

Buffalo Horn Hairpipe

We import our Buffalo Horn Hairpipe from India. The polished natural black horn looks great in chokers, breastplates, necklaces and other items.  Because these are a natural product, the width may vary.

Native Americans first used “Hairpipes” made from shells or bird bones as simple ear ornaments or hair ornaments.  Later, they made hairpipes into necklaces, chokers and most strikingly, into Breastplates.  In the later 19th century, Bone Hairpipe became the material of choice.

Today, we offer Hairpipe in several materials besides Bone. Amber Hairpipe and Red Amber Hairpipe remain popular. Additionally we sell Ultra Thin Hairpipe, Burnished Hairpipe and Antiqued Hairpipe.  You can create chokers, bracelets, necklaces and breastplates in a variety of colors and looks.

Horn Hairpipe is available in 6 sizes:

  • 0.5″
  • 1″
  • 1.5″
  • 2″
  • 3″
  • 4″

You can purchase Buffalo Horn Hairpipe in packages of 25 pieces, 100 pieces or 1000 pieces.

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Rattle Horn Handmade

Rattle Horn Handmade

Rattle Horn Handmade

These Handmade Horn Rattles come from an Iroquois artisan.   They feature real Horn tops and handmade wood handles.  The artisan stains the handles but leaves the wood ends of the Rattle natural.  Each has a Deerskin Leather Lacing loop at the end.

Traditionally, Native Americans use Horn Rattles to produce the rhythm for song and dance. The Horn Rattle can also sometimes accompany the Water Drum.   You can strike a Horn Rattle against the palm of the hand, or shake it.  Native Americans did not use cow horn to make Rattles until after European contact. Prior to the introduction of cows, Natives of the Northeast had to use Bark, Gourd and Turtle Shell to make Rattles.

We offer three sizes:

  • Small Approx 6″ long
  • Medium Approx 9″ long
  • Large Approx 11″ long

These Rattles are individually made, so the stain colors and Deerskin Lacing colors will vary.  Please let us choose.  The Rattle size varies according to the length of the handle.

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Choker Horn Greasy Yellow

Choker Horn Greasy Yellow

Four Row Horn Choker with Greasy Yellow Crow Beads

This striking handmade 4 Row Choker Horn Greasy Yellow stands out with black Horn Hairpipe, Brass Beads, and Greasy Yellow and Transparent Green Crow Beads.  Master Craftsman Andy Bullock created this choker with 1 inch Horn Hairpipe.  He interspersed the hairpipe with  Greasy Yellow and Transparent Green Crow Beads and old style Brass Beads.  He used Gold Deerskin Leather for the ends and Saddle Strap Leather for the spacers. He added Gold  Deerskin Leather Lacing for ties. The front features a 7.5 inch  drop of  1 inch long Horn Hairpipe, old style Brass Beads, and Greasy Yellow and Transparent Green Crow Beads and Gold Deerskin Leather lacing.

This Choker Horn Greasy Yellow measures approximately 14 inches long. The drop hangs  7.5 inches below the Choker. You can adjust the fit with the Deerskin Leather Lacing ties. One of a Kind!

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Horn Spoon Beaded Handle with Drops – 20% Off!

Horn Spoon Beaded Handle with Drops

Horn Spoon Beaded Handle with Drops

This large Horn Spoon comes with a beaded handle and two beaded drops.  The crafter used White, Blue, White Center Red, Arapaho Green and Mustard colored Seed Beads to wrap the handle.  He covered two pieces of Deerskin Leather with more Seed Beads and attached antiqued Tin Cones and Red Wool to the ends for drops.

Several Native American tribes created horn spoons from Sheep or Elk horn. They removed the outer part of the horn and carved it. Then they softened it in hot water to further modify the shape. Sometimes they decorated them with carvings.

This spoon is for decorative purposes. It remains in very good condition, missing only a couple of Beads.

It measures about 12″ long. The bowl measures approximately 5.5″ long x 2.5″ wide. The beadwork on the handle measures just about 2.5″ long and the drops are 7″ long.  One of a Kind!

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Buffalo Horns Matched Pair

Buffalo Horns Matched Pair

Pair of Buffalo Horns

These natural Buffalo Horns Matched Pair are ready to use for a headdress or display.  Cut and use the horn as material for craft projects.  You can also use them to make Split Horn Bonnets or a wall display.  A previous owner used these horns.  He or she drilled four holes in each of them.  You will see that some of the holes have cracked.

Each of these Buffalo Horns Matched Pair measure about 8 inches long.   The openings measure about 2.5 inches in diameter.  The end tips are not identical (see photo).  We are selling them in a set, as is.  One of a Kind!

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Choker Kit – Horn Hairpipe

horn choker

Native American Style Horn Hairpipe Choker Kit

Our Choker Kits come in five styles. Each includes everything you need to make your own Hairpipe Choker.  Hairpipe Chokers made with Brass Beads are appropriate for ‘old style’ Regalia.  Hairpipe Chokers made with Glass Crow Beads can be worn with both Traditional Regalia and Contemporary Regalia.

The Buffalo Horn Choker Kit includes 1.5″ Buffalo Horn Hairpipe, Nickel-Plated Beads, our Leather Choker Spacers, Deerskin Leather Lacing, Imitation Sinew, 2 Metal Feathers, 1 Abalone Concho, and Illustrated Instructions.

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Katsina with Horns

Katsina with Horns

Horned Kachina carving

This Katsina with Horns features multicolored striped horns on his mask.  The artist carved it from wood.  The Katsina wears a red top with yellow and turquoise stripes a red sash. He wears a fancy painted sash over his white kilt.  He wears a black leather cuff on one wrist and blue yarn on the other.  The artist painted one leg yellow and the other turquoise. The figure wears blue yarn garters over his  boot style moccasins.  His mask includes a green yarn collar, a red headband with white cabochons and white feathers on the top.  Multi colored striped horns extend from each side.

The face features traditional eyes and nose and multi colored patterns.  His hands have holes where he once held something.  The figure stands on a wood base.  The artist signed the bottom Vinton Lomahart Kiva Walapai Kachina.  The Walapai (or Hualapai) are Native Americans from Arizona.

Katsinas (or Kachinas) are supernatural beings in the Pueblo Indian traditions. The Pueblo tribes create Katsina dolls to give to children. Children use them to learn about the various Katsinas and not to play with.  This Katsina with Horns stands about 11.5 inches high including the base.  This figure came from a collection. You will see some feathers have come off the back of the mask.  The items the Kachina once held in his hands are missing as is one of the cabochons from his headband.  You will see some dust on it as well.  One of a Kind!

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Buffalo Horn Beads

Buffalo Horn Beads

Buffalo Horn Beads

Buffalo Horn Beads offer a natural black bead option to your crafting projects.

Use Buffalo Horn Beads for necklaces, chokers, breastplates and more.

Buffalo Horn Beads come in 3 sizes:

  • 6 mm (sold out 2020)
  • 8 mm
  • 10 mm

They have 2 mm holes.  We sell these Beads in packages of 100 beads.

You may also like our natural Bone Beads!

Read More About Style of Beads in our article Beads Used by Native American Crafters

Horn Bear Claw with Knuckle

Horn Bear Claw with Knuckle

Horn Bear Claw with Knuckle

Among our Imitation Bear Claw options, we now offer one made of natural black Horn. This Bear Claw comes with a ‘knuckle’ end. You will appreciate that it comes with a drill hole so it is ready to attach to your project.  These Horn Bear Claws will look great on a Bear Claw Necklace or as a decorative accessory on a Bag or Dance Stick.

Each Bear Claw measures approximately 3″ long.

We sell these individually. Buy 10 or more for $5.00 each!

We also offer Imitation Bear Claws in economical plastic.

QTY PRICING $5.00

Three Row Choker – Bone or Buffalo Horn

Three Row Choker - Bone or Buffalo Horn

Three Row Choker – Bone or Buffalo Horn

We make our Three Row Chokers here at the shop.  We use soft Deerskin Leather Lacing, 1″ Bone Hairpipe or Buffalo Horn Hairpipe, Nickel Beads and glass Tile Beads.

Each Three Row Choker measures approximately 13″ long. You can adjust the fit with the Deerskin Leather Lacing ties.

Choose from four color combinations:

  • White Bone Hairpipe with Red Tile Beads
  • White Bone Hairpipe with Blue Tile Beads
  • Black Horn Hairpipe with Red Tile Beads
  • Black Horn Hairpipe with Blue Tile Beads

We will add a complementary second Tile Bead color.

Custom made items require time to make! Please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.

You may also like our Three Row Hairpipe Bracelets!

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Three Row Bracelet – Bone or Buffalo Horn

Three Row Bracelet

Three Row Bracelet – Bone or Buffalo Horn

We make our Three Row Hairpipe Bracelets here at the shop. We make each Three Row Bracelet with soft Deerskin Leather Lacing, 1/2″ Bone Hairpipe or Horn Hairpipe, Nickel Beads and glass Tile Beads.

Our Three Row Bracelets measure approx. 7″ long. You can adjust the fit with the Crow Bead closure.

Choose Horn (Black) or Bone (White). Choose Blue or Red Tile Beads.

You may also like our complementary Three Row Hairpipe Chokers!

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Choker Spacers – Black Horn

Choker Spacers - Black

Choker Spacers – Black

Bone Choker Spacers offer a nice finishing touch, to your chokers. Bone Choker Spacers are made from real bone, so sizes and shapes will vary slightly.

These Black Bone Choker Spacers get their color from black dye.  The 5 hole spacers measure approximately 1.75″ long.

You can choose from three sizes:

  • 3 holes
  • 4 holes
  • 5 holes

We sell them in packages of 25 Spacers or 100 Spacers.

You may also like our White Bone Choker Spacers.

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Buffalo Horn Choker Instructions

Horn Choker

Buffalo Horn Choker Instructions

Hairpipe chokers served many different purposes throughout history – They adorned and protected warriors’ necks before battle, and also served to represent social standing. Hairpipe Chokers made with Brass Beads are appropriate for ‘old style’ Regalia.  You can wear Hairpipe Chokers made with Glass Crow Beads with both Traditional Regalia and Contemporary Regalia.

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Amber Hairpipe

Amber Hairpipe

Yellow Horn Hairpipe

When you are looking for a new take on an old favorite, try Amber Hairpipe!  Natural Horn Amber colored Hairpipe looks slightly translucent. Because it is a natural product, shading varies. Make sure that you order enough to complete your project.  We can not guarantee that the shades will match with the next lot!

Native Americans first used “Hairpipes” made from shells or bird bones as simple ear ornaments or hair ornaments.  Later, they made hairpipes into necklaces, chokers and most strikingly, into Breastplates.  In the later 19th century, Bone Hairpipe became the material of choice.

Today, we offer Hairpipe in several materials besides Bone. Buffalo Horn Hairpipe and Red Amber Hairpipe remain popular. Additionally we sell Ultra Thin Hairpipe, Burnished Hairpipe and Antiqued Hairpipe.  You can create chokers, bracelets, necklaces and breastplates in a variety of colors and looks.

Amber Hairpipe comes in three sizes:

  • 0.5″
  • 1″
  • 1.5″ sizes.

You can purchase them in packages of 25 pieces, estimated 100  pieces or estimated 1000 pieces.

 

Red Amber Hairpipe

Red Amber Hairpipe

Red Horn Hairpipe

Make a striking choker or bracelet with these Red Amber Hairpipe! Natural Horn Red Amber colored Hairpipe looks slightly translucent. Because it is a natural product, shading varies. Make sure that you order enough to complete your project.  We can not guarantee that the shades will match with the next lot!

Native Americans first used “Hairpipes” made from shells or bird bones as simple ear ornaments or hair ornaments.  Later, they made hairpipes into necklaces, chokers and most strikingly, into Breastplates.  In the later 19th century, Bone Hairpipe became the material of choice.

Today, we offer Hairpipe in several materials besides Bone. Buffalo Horn Hairpipe and Amber Hairpipe remain popular. Additionally we sell Ultra Thin Hairpipe, Burnished Hairpipe and Antiqued Hairpipe.  You can create chokers, bracelets, necklaces and breastplates in a variety of colors and looks.

We carry Red colored Amber Hairpipe in three sizes:

  • .5″
  • 1″
  • 1.5″

You can purchase these Hairpipe in packages of 25 pieces, 100 pieces or 1000 pieces.

 

Bone Tubes

Bone Tubes

Bone Tubes

Our Bone Tubes have straight edges are made with good quality real bone. Their Ivory color makes them perfect to make chokers, bracelets, and other jewelry. Try these natural colored Tubes to achieve an older style look to your accessories.

You may also want to try our Buffalo Horn Tubes.  They come in the same sizes as the Bone Tubes.

We offer these Tubes in three popular sizes:  Note sizes do vary

  • 0.5″ long x 7.64 mm round
  • 1″ long x 8.30 mm round
  • 1.5″ long x  8.30 mm round

You can purchase Bone Tubes in packages of 25 pieces, 100 pieces or 1000 pieces.

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Bone Hairpipe

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Real Bone Hairpipe for Crafting

The Wandering Bull offers top quality real Bone Hairpipe with uniform widths, holes and smoothness! They come with an estimated 1.5 mm holes. Therefore, you will find them ready to use for chokers, breastplates, necklaces and more!

Native Americans first used “Hairpipes” made from shells or bird bones as simple ear ornaments or hair ornaments.  Later, they made hairpipes into necklaces, chokers and most strikingly, into Breastplates.  In the later 19th century, Bone Hairpipe became the material of choice. Breastplates became symbols of status and Necklaces and Bandoleers gained in popularity during the Reservation period.

Today, we offer Hairpipe in several materials besides Bone. Buffalo Horn Hairpipe and Amber Hairpipe remain popular. Additionally we sell Ultra Thin Hairpipe, Burnished Hairpipe and Antiqued Hairpipe.  You can create chokers, bracelets, necklaces and breastplates in a variety of colors and looks.

Choose from 7 sizes

  • 0.5″
  • 1″
  • 1.5″
  • 2″
  • 2.5″
  • 3″
  • 4″

Purchase your hairpipe in 25 count, 100 count or 1000 count packages. Quantity discounts apply to packages of 10 or more of the 100 count packages.

Drum & Rattle Making

Drum & Rattle Making

Drum & Rattle Making

By Tom Porter for Native North American Travelling College. 10 pgs. Softcover.

Drum & Rattle Making provides instructions for making a traditional Water Drum. It includes tips for preventing cracking and splitting.  It also offers instructions for making a Horn Rattle.  The instructions are written in a conversational style. You will find a list of Social Songs at the end with notes on which instruments accompany them.

Black & White illustrations.

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Choker Kit – Bone Hairpipe

Choker Kit - Bone Hairpipe

Native American Style Bone Hairpipe Choker Kit

Our Choker Kits come in five styles. Each kit includes everything you need to make your own Hairpipe Choker.  Hairpipe Chokers made with Brass Beads are appropriate for ‘old style’ Regalia.  Hairpipe Chokers made with Glass Crow Beads can be worn with both Traditional Regalia and Contemporary Regalia.

Each Kit comes with 1.5″ Bone Hairpipe, Imitation Sinew, Choker Spacers, a Needle, Deerskin Leather Lacing, an Abalone Concho and Beads.

Choose from:

  • Bone Hairpipe with Brass Beads
  • Bone Hairpipe with Glass Bead

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Choker Kit – Plastic Hairpipe

Choker Kit - Bone Hairpipe

Native American Style Plastic Hairpipe Choker Kit

Our Choker Kits come in five styles. Each includes everything you need to make your own Hairpipe Choker.  Hairpipe Chokers made with Brass Beads are appropriate for ‘old style’ Regalia.  Hairpipe Chokers made with Glass Crow Beads can be worn with both Traditional Regalia and Contemporary Regalia.

Choose from:

  • Plastic Hairpipe with Brass Beads
  • Plastic Hairpipe with Glass Beads

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Wood Spoon Antique

Wood Spoon Antique

Antique Hand Carved Wooden Spoon

You will find this hand carved Wood Spoon Antique an ideal addition to your collection.  The crafter carved it from a single piece of wood.   He or she created a large flat bowl for it.  The handle gradually narrows.  At the end, the crafter carved the handle into a curve.  You can use this curve to hang the spoon for display.

Many cultures create carved wooden spoons, including Native American tribes. Skilled artisans usually make wooden spoons.  The type of wood they use will vary depending on local availability and traditions.  They are often not only functional but also serve as works of art. The design, style, and intricacy of the carvings can vary significantly depending on the tribe and the individual artisan’s traditions and preferences.  Native Americans also made spoons from horn and bone.

This Wood Spoon Antique has a nice patina and wood grain.  You will see cracks and chips in the bowl due to its age and use by previous owners.  The bowl measures about 4 inches across.  The handle portion is about 6 inches long.  The spoon measures about 10 inches long overall.  We recommend using this spoon for display only.  One of a Kind!

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Plastic Hairpipe

Plastic Hairpipe

Plastic Hairpipe

You will find Plastic Hairpipe an economical alternative to Bone or other types of Hairpipe.  The 4″ size makes a good alternative for large breastplates because it makes them much lighter.

Plastic Hairpipe is wider and lighter than Bone or Buffalo hairpipe.  That makes it popular for children’s crafts and regalia.

We offer Plastic Hairpipe in 6 sizes:

  • 0.5″
  • 1″
  • 1.5″
  • 2″
  • 3″
  • 4″

We sell this Hairpipe in packages of 100 pieces.  Quantity discounts when you buy 10 or more packages.

You may also like Bone Hairpipe or Buffalo Horn Hairpipe!

Wampum Hairpipe

Wampum Hairpipe

Wampum Hairpipe

We proudly offer real Quahog Wampum Shell findings for your most traditional jewelry and regalia. Natural Quahog shell beads and pendants will vary in color striations. Each bead is a miniature work of art! These exceptional pieces will please the most particular craftspeople. We sell these individually.

You commonly see Bone and Horn Hairpipe. You can create a very special choker using this Wampum Hairpipe! We sell these by the piece.

Choose from two sizes:

  • 16mm (just over 1/2″) x 4mm
  • 20mm (just over 3/4″) x 5mm

Buy 10 or more for quantity discounts!

Shop for more Hairpipe!  Learn more about Wampum Bead History here. 

Choker Spacers Square

Choker Spacers Square

Squared Bone Four Hole Choker Spacers

Try these Choker Spacers Square on your next choker! These Natural Bone Choker Spacers come in an off-white color.  Each has four small holes and measures about 1 1/8 inches  (31 millimeters) long and 5 millimeters wide.

Bone Choker Spacers are made from real bone, so sizes and shapes will vary slightly.  We are selling these in bags of approximately 90 spacers.

Limited Quantities!

You may also like our Strap Leather Choker Spacers

We also offer black Horn Choker Spacers and flat Bone Choker Spacers

Ultra Thin Bone Hairpipe

Ultra Thin Bone Hairpipe

Ultra Thin Bone Hairpipe

This elegant Ultra Thin Bone Hairpipe gives a very different look to chokers and jewelry. You will find it delicate enough for you to make earrings with it!

Native Americans first used “Hairpipes” made from shells or bird bones as simple ear ornaments or hair ornaments.  Later, they made hairpipes into necklaces, chokers and most strikingly, into Breastplates.  In the later 19th century, Bone Hairpipe became the material of choice.

Today, we offer Hairpipe in several materials besides Bone. Buffalo Horn Hairpipe and Amber Hairpipe remain popular. Additionally we sell Burnished Hairpipe and Antiqued Hairpipe.  You can create chokers, bracelets, necklaces and breastplates in a variety of colors and looks.

We carry Ultra Thin Hairpipe in three sizes:

  • .5″
  • 1″
  • 1.5″

You can purchase these Hairpipe in packages of 25 pieces, 100 pieces or 1000 pieces.