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Wampum string

Description

This group of flat circular wampum shell beads of alternating white and deep purple are strung on flax thread.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
unknown
The flat disc versions of wampum beads are often much earlier than the cylinder beads but without context or additional information a date range is not possible.
Location of origin
United States
Material
flax (fiber)
shell (animal material)
Object type
Multiple Use Artifacts
Descriptive terms
Eastern Woodland and Eastern Great Lake Native American styles
flax (fiber)
Native American
shell (animal material)
String
wampum
Dimensions
1/4 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1930.754
GUSN
102463
Related Items
Title Hair brooch Accession number 1930.753 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Mrs. Warren Fuller:

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