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Gorgets were originally made of shell, then copper and in modern times silver. Gorgets were worn by warriors close to the throat to protect them in battle. During times of peace, they were worn lower on the chest. 


In contemporary tribal life, gorgets are worn as formal regalia by men and women. 

Also, I feel that we wear gorgets in times of “battle” when we need to stand up for our people.


The Woodpecker is a war or red town symbol and is also used by warriors.


Gorget width: 2"

Chain length: approx. 20"


Mini Gorget is shown in Bright Finish.

Woodpecker Head Mini Gorget

Copper Finish