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The lot features a wonderful pipe tomahawk war club with fully beaded drop attributed to the Sioux Native American Indians from the 19th Century. The piece shows a blacksmith forged iron pipe tomahawk head with chevron raised median along each side of the eye hole, two cut lines below the eye hole, and a beautifully hand cold chiseled weeping heart cutout. The tomahawk is firmly secured to a solid wood haft showing various file burned accents and early solid brass trade tacked design. The end of the tomahawk has an Indian tanned hide wrapped grip with cut fringe along the top and bottom and has a long-beaded drop attached. The beaded drop is one of the finest we have offered for sale and one of the largest. The drop shows an Indian tanned hide construction with excellent glass trade seed beadwork in Cheyenne pink, semi-transparent green, semi-transparent greasy yellow, and black. The end of the drop has long braided hide fringe with a red ocher mineral dye and rolled tin jingle dangler cones. The piece is the finest tomahawk out the consignor’s private collection in Iowa. The tomahawk measures 23 3/8”L with a 8.5”L x 3 3/8”W x 1.75”D head. The drop is 29.5”L x 3.5”W.

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Sioux Pipe Tomahawk w/ Beaded Drop 19th Century

Estimate $2,000 - $4,000Jun 03, 2017
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Bozeman, MT, USA
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