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String of wampum

Description

These flat circular shell discs of alternating purple and white are strung on a 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.
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
3/8 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1986.1942
Credit Line
Museum Accession
GUSN
284045

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