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

Object Type

Multiple Use Artifacts

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.)