Wampum

We make wampum.

Wampum is a traditional shell bead of the Eastern Woodlands tribes of Native Americans. It includes white shell beads hand fashioned from the North Atlantic channeled whelk shell and white and purple beads made from the quahog or Western North Atlantic hard-shelled clam. Before European contact, strings of wampum were used for storytelling, ceremonial gifts, and recording important treaties and historical events, such as the Two Row Wampum Treaty [1][2] or The Hiawatha Belt. Wampum was also used by the northeastern Indian tribes as a means of exchange,[3] strung together in lengths for convenience. The first Colonists adopted it as a currency in trading with them. Eventually, the Colonists applied their technologies to more efficiently produce wampum, which caused inflation and ultimately its obsolescence as currency.   ~From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Wrist Bands Made with Brain Tan Smoked Leather and Assorted clasp beads on each strand to pull tight. Colors may vary with the purple and white beads.

4 inch row 30 beads 7 rows on brain tan hide mostly white background 4 directions x 3

$500

4 inch row 30 beads 4 rows on brain tan hide mostly white background 4 directions x3

$245

4 inch row 30 beads 2 rows on brain tan hide zig zag half half white purple

$155.00

 

Beaded Belts

Per 4 inches sold by the 4 inch measure for length Width is 4 rows to 14 rows or custom. No Backing.

4 Directions Bandoleer or shot bag belt. Purple directions x 6

3 Foot Belt 9 set x 4 inches 4 row on brain tan hide 4 directions.

$3,800.00

 

4 directions

3 Foot Belt 9 set x 4 inches 3 row on brain tan hide 4 directions

2,200

 

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