Choker necklaces such as this one were worn by Lakota warriors for protection. Chokers are also used in some ceremonial dances.
Pedro simental, who goes by the nickname Tuffy, is an artist who grew up on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Pedro comes from a Lakota and Aztec family. Pedro has been in several movies, including Hidalgo.
This necklace is adjustable with the length starting at 15". It measures 1.25" in width.