Carved bone. Formerly used by cheifs wives and daughters. The ornmanet is made in two pieces: a cap, usually made of shell and has a cavity which is lined with soft wood. Into this fits a shank which extends from one end of the ornament proper. The usual material for the latter is said to have been bone from the skeleton of a relative of the original wearer, and the figures represent ancestors. these ornaments were highly valued and were inherited in the female line.