Wampum Jewelry by Elizabeth James Perry
Wampum Jewelry by Elizabeth James Perry
Wampum Jewelry by Elizabeth James Perry
Wampum Jewelry by Elizabeth James Perry
Wampum Jewelry by Elizabeth James Perry
Wampum Jewelry by Elizabeth James Perry
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Wampum Jewelry by Elizabeth James Perry

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Native jewelry in the Eastern Woodlands tradition of excellence

Using natural materials, native artist Elizabeth James Perry of the Aquinnah Wampanoag practices the art of making wampum jewelry, a traditional craft passed down through generations. Her deep respect for traditional wampum-making are evidenced in these meticulously crafted and freshly-inspired designs.

Shells were sculpted; some  used to make beads, which were then woven with geometric designs into rich purple and white belts and collars. This form, called "wampum" from the Wampanoag word* for the white shell beads: Wampumpeag, is culturally significant to eastern Native nations, who use the belts for ceremonial observances, for trade; historically to record messages and treaties, for inlay, and as an especially wholesome form of adornment.

Pendants on linen braided straps of 30" length.

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