98IP114: In Bone Hare Pipe 6 In - 2 Pieces
Bone hair pipes or hare pipes are long tubular beads that have been integral in many Native American adornments since prehistoric times. The origin of the name hare pipe is obscure at best, but may have originated from the beads having once been made from the leg bone of a hare. Hair pipe beads became a very popular trade bead amongst traders, and mass quantities were produced by wampum manufacturers. Shell hair pipe beads were even carried by the Lewis and Clark expedition.