String of wampum

Collection Type

  • Cultural artifacts

Date

Unknown

GUSN

GUSN-284045

Description

These flat circular shell discs of alternating purple and white are strung on a flax thread.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

3/8 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Museum Accession

Accession Number

1986.1942

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.)