Deep Purple Wampum Loon Necklace Elizabeth James-Perry Wampanoag Art

$450.00

Deep Purple Wampum Loon Necklace Elizabeth James-Perry Wampanoag Art

A hand carved wampum loon necklace by Wampanoag artist and historian Elizabeth James-Perry.  The red bead eye makes a striking contrast with the deep purple wampum shell.

Wampum has been used by coastal tribes for thousands of years. Items made from quahog shells, commonly called wampum, are culturally significant to New England tribes and are held in great esteem within families and within tribes.

The artist selects her shells carefully and cuts and finishes them in the traditional way, by hand, to preserve their attractive contours and colors. She continues this traditional work form as a way of honoring her connection to her ancestors, their history, their way of life, and the ocean that sustains them.

Pendant is 2 5/8 inches wide x 2 1/4 inches high.

Handmade wampum loon effigy and button beads, red glass trade beads, handmade bone beads

The hand braided black linen cord can be adjusted to custom lengths.

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Deep Purple Wampum Loon Necklace Elizabeth James-Perry Wampanoag Art

A hand carved wampum loon necklace by Wampanoag artist and historian Elizabeth James-Perry.  The red bead eye makes a striking contrast with the deep purple wampum shell.

Wampum has been used by coastal tribes for thousands of years. Items made from quahog shells, commonly called wampum, are culturally significant to New England tribes and are held in great esteem within families and within tribes.

The artist selects her shells carefully and cuts and finishes them in the traditional way, by hand, to preserve their attractive contours and colors. She continues this traditional work form as a way of honoring her connection to her ancestors, their history, their way of life, and the ocean that sustains them.

Pendant is 2 5/8 inches wide x 2 1/4 inches high.

Handmade wampum loon effigy and button beads, red glass trade beads, handmade bone beads

The hand braided black linen cord can be adjusted to custom lengths.

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 6 × 4 in
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