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Bias-weave wampum collar with tanned deerskin tie closure. Quahog shells strung on deer sinew.
shell (animal material)
A member of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah, Massachusetts), Elizabeth James-Perry used wampum-beads made from shells of quahog clams native to the southeastern New England coast-to create her Alliance collar. For James-Perry, jewelry is the way we choose to honor each other, Mother Earth, and the rest of creation.
James-Perry, Elizabeth (Artist)
5/8 (W) (inches)
Dartmouth (Bristol county, Massachusetts)