Colored Imitation Hairpipe in three colors. The black makes an excellent substitute for buffalo horn. Colors will not bleed like dyed substitutes. Available in: (001) Black (081) Red (240) Turquoise.
The molded plastic hairpipe bead, a tube that is tapered on the ends with a hole through the middle (much larger hole than bone hairpipe) has long been a favorite craft material used for chokers, necklaces, breastplates, bandoliers, and other regalia. Originally made of shell, hairpipe were fragile and expensive. With the advent of the use of bone for hairpipes around 1880, their use became exponentially widespread. Imitation hairpipe made of plastic were the next evolution in materials, beginning with ivory color, but then in black, turquoise blue and red. Buffalo horn (water buffalo) from India has become quite popular in recent years, both the black and amber colors.
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