Vintage Irish Claddagh hair slide silver plated brass Mother of Pearl Celtic hair stick barrettes

$79.00

In the 1970s, all the hippie girls would pull back their long thick hair, sometimes just at the bangs and sometimes the entire amount of it, and clip it back with barrettes designed simply and elegantly with a curved piece and a stick going through the sides. Most of these hair stick barrettes, bun holders, or whatever you called them, were made of leather and wood. And so of course when I came across this silver plated piece, and with a fabulous Irish Claddagh designs of hands holding a Mother of Pearl inlaid heart, my hippie heart did a flip! The piece is well made and feels substantial to hold, and the main imperfection of this vintage piece is that the stick would have had a silver tone cap on the end of the wooden stick. That cap is missing, and the pointed end of the stick has some wear, but the clip itself is in fairly good shape. You can tell the metal is not pure silver, as there is some brass coming through, so it's either a silver alloy or silver plated, likely the latter, but it's well done and definitely a solid piece. There may be a stamp on the back, but it's been worn down enough over time that it's unreadable.

Measures 3-1/4" taking a soft tape measure across the arc in the back, by 2-1/8" tall, and the Mother of Pearl inlay cabochon is about 1/2" wide. The stick measures 5-1/2" long and again is missing the tip.

All the makings of a great bohemian piece, including love and friendship.


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