Native American Wampanoag Artist Elizabeth James-Perry Inscribed Wampum Necklace

$330.00

Native American Wampanoag Artist Elizabeth James-Perry Inscribed Wampum Necklace

Elizabeth James-Perry’s wampuum pendant with inscribed lines evokes ancient symbols and culture. The pendant hangs from a native-tanned deerskin necklace, to be tied at the buyer’s desired length. The artist selects her shells carefully and cuts and finishes them all in the traditional way, by hand, to preserve their attractive contours and colors. The contours are difficult to display in two-dimensional photographs, but they add a lot to the visual aesthetic when seen in person.

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.

Perry hand selects each quahog shell for color and other qualities. 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 1/2 inches high x 1 inch wide. The curve in the shell makes it approximately 1/4 inch deep.

The native-tanned deerskin necklace can be tied to be any length desired by the buyer.

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Native American Wampanoag Artist Elizabeth James-Perry Inscribed Wampum Necklace

Elizabeth James-Perry’s wampuum pendant with inscribed lines evokes ancient symbols and culture. The pendant hangs from a native-tanned deerskin necklace, to be tied at the buyer’s desired length. The artist selects her shells carefully and cuts and finishes them all in the traditional way, by hand, to preserve their attractive contours and colors. The contours are difficult to display in two-dimensional photographs, but they add a lot to the visual aesthetic when seen in person.

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.

Perry hand selects each quahog shell for color and other qualities. 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 1/2 inches high x 1 inch wide. The curve in the shell makes it approximately 1/4 inch deep.

The native-tanned deerskin necklace can be tied to be any length desired by the buyer.

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 6 × 4 in
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