These Thin Black Buffalo Horn Hairpipe are extremely popular for earrings, chokers, necklaces and other small and delicate projects that require a smaller diameter. Made especially for us, we were the first to offer this size!
Black Buffalo Hairpipe has become popular in recent years as a new material for the same craft uses as traditional bone hairpipe (and tubes). The hairpipe bead, a tube that is tapered on the ends and drilled through the middle has long been a favorite craft material used for chokers, necklaces, breastplates, bandoliers, and other regalia. Originally made of shell, they were fragile and expensive. With the advent of the use of bone for hairpipes around 1880, their use became exponentially widespread. Buffalo horn (water buffalo) from India has become quite popular in recent years, both the black and amber colors.
See related items below for other sizes.