Wampum string

Collection Type

  • Cultural artifacts

Date

unknown

GUSN

GUSN-102463

Description

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

Details

Descriptive Terms

wampum
Native American
shell (animal material)
flax (fiber)
Eastern Woodland and Eastern Great Lake Native American styles
String

Additional Identification Number

1914

Related Items

Title Hair brooch Accession Number 1930.753

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States

Object Type

Multiple Use Artifacts

Dimensions

1/4 (W) (inches)

Accession Number

1930.754

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.)