Lakota Crafters White Bone Choker by Pedro "Tuffy" Simental
Choker necklaces such as this one were worn by Lakota warriors for protection. Chokers are also used in some ceremonial dances. This choker is made with sinew. The spacers are made of leather. The beads are hairpine bone beads bass beads. The concho in the center is made from brass. The ties on the back are made of buckskin leather. The choker is adjustable, starting at 15". The width of the necklaces is 1.25".
Pedro Simental, who goes by the nickname of Tuffy, is an artist who grew up on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Pedro comes from a Lakota and Aztec family. Pedro has been in several movies, including Hidalgo.