Excellent Condition Vintage ox bone, beads, brass balls and goat skin leather back tie. Measurement: Necklace is 13-inches with an additional 7" inches on each side which makes up the ties. One size should fit most necks. Width: 5 rows measures 1-1/2. Necklace is unsigned. We always guarantee our American Indian pieces to be as described.
Symbolism: provides spiritual protection of the voice. By wearing a bone choker, the spirits of the animal they come from can provide protection from all kinds of sicknesses. It is also believed that the spirit will also provide great speaking ability when worn properly. It is thought to cause one to speak from the heart. During tribal meetings, almost all present who would speak would wear a Bone Choker believing that the choker would give them the power to speak from the heart.