Wampum Belt

NA9143

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number NA9143
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Iroquois
Culture Area Northeast Culture Area
Date Made ca 1800
Section American
Materials Shell | Hide | Plant Fiber
Description

Small wampum belt woven on hide and made up of eight rows of shell beads. Design includes white background with central purple line connecting a square box with enclosed purple square at each end. Short hide fringes at both ends.

Length 78 cm
Width 6.6 cm
Thickness 0.4 cm
Credit Line Gift of W. Wymans, 1920

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