Native American Hair Accessories

Dear Paula,

My wife and I used to travel extensively in the southwest and collected some nice things which brings me to the hair pins that my wife has used for over 30 years and doesn’t know where to look to replace them. We no longer do much traveling so I was glad to find your website. Could you help me pick out some hair pins for my wife’s birthday? She has long hair and wears one pin on each side or one big one at the back.

P.S. Maybe you remember me from when I bought the small bracelets for my grand children which they wear non stop.

Thank you,   Eugene

Hi Eugene,

Of course I remember you and the group of children’s bracelets.……hello!

So now you are looking for a gift for your wife?  Well, lucky her !

Here are some ideas.

Native American Hair Accessories

Native American Hair Accessories

Depending on how thick your wife’s hair is and how much of it she pins back on each side, you could look at some very small barrettes (in matching pairs) that will hold the side wisps out of her eyes. I use these up at the top above my temples just to keep me from constantly pushing my hair our of my eyes.

Zuni Inlay Hair Barrettes

Zuni Inlay Hair Barrettes

If your wife likes to wear more of her hair pulled back on the sides almost like tucked behind her ears, you could choose medium barrettes or combs. But not every woman knows how to use hair combs or likes to use them, so you’d want to know that. If she likes barrettes, I’d stick with that.

Navajo Sterling Silver Feather Barrette

Navajo Sterling Silver Feather Barrette

Navajo SilverDust Hair Combs

Navajo SilverDust Hair Combs

For when she clips her hair at the back, you can look at a larger spring clip type barrette or a bun holder with pick which is also called a Stick Barrette.

Navajo Sterling Silver and Turquoise Hair Clip

Navajo Sterling Silver and Turquoise Hair Clip

Zuni Needlepoint Stick Barrette

Zuni Needlepoint Stick Barrette

And finally, there are pony tail clasps if your wife ever wears her hair pulled back at the nape of her neck on one hank. There are several sizes of these depending on how thick her hair is.


I hope this gives you some good ideas and don’t hesitate to write for more specific recommendations.

 

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