Alliance Collar

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

2015

GUSN

GUSN-313859

Description

Bias-weave wampum collar with tanned deerskin tie closure. Quahog shells strung on deer sinew.

Details

Descriptive Terms

necklaces
shell (animal material)
deerskin
sinew
Jewelry
Necklace
Necklace

Label

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.”

Additional Identification Number

1341.1
1076

Maker

James-Perry, Elizabeth (Artist)

Location of Origin

Dartmouth, MA

Dimensions

5/8 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Museum Purchase

Accession Number

2015.98.1

Places

Dartmouth (Bristol county, Massachusetts)