The Arapaho Necklace
Long, soft, chocolate deerskin leather… braided, knotted… and accompanied with 4 cross strands of matching deerskin, threaded with faceted jasper, and antique silver-tone beads; accented with a rustic, silver-tone arrowhead pendant. (Adjustable with a slip-bead neck piece.)
Dripping with fringe and tassels, this is a beautiful piece! This can be worn as fancy as you like, or pair it with a cute top, jeans and boots. It’s so wearable, but definitely an eye-catcher!
The Arapaho were known as “People of the Sky” or “Cloud People” by their Cheyenne allies. They were also known as “Blue Sky” or “Blue Cloud People” by the Dakota and Lakota Native Americans. Perhaps it’s for the beautiful skies in Wyoming where they lived once… free… “People of their Own Kind”… as they’ve also been described.
This necklace is definitely “its own kind”… free as the blue skies… and (respectfully) named the “Arapaho”.