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Aquinnah Wampum Belt by Charlie Witham, Kate Taylor and Joan LeLacheure on MV Arts & Ideas —  We lived in a town that was home to people of the Nation of the Wampanoag, and they had just been through a grueling battle for federal recognition, which they won. We wanted to make a belt that would honor our town; the continuity and sustainability of life in it, the ancient aspects of it’s geology and it’s crown jewel—it’s people. — Thus the Aquinnah Belt.

Aquinnah Wampum Belt by Charlie Witham, Kate Taylor and Joan LeLacheure on MV Arts & Ideas — We lived in a town that was home to people of the Nation of the Wampanoag, and they had just been through a grueling battle for federal recognition, which they won. We wanted to make a belt that would honor our town; the continuity and sustainability of life in it, the ancient aspects of it’s geology and it’s crown jewel—it’s people. — Thus the Aquinnah Belt.

I look at these gorgeous wampum belts and marvel at those who made these beads. I live in a place with quahog shells and I can't imagine doing it by hand

My previous post about Native American headgear covered some pretty wide bases, but there's a whole world of accessories beyond hats, so I just had to share

7" Council Wampum Bracelet. Now available on natural colored artificial sinew or black artificial sinew.

7" Council Wampum Bracelet. Now available on natural colored artificial sinew or black artificial sinew

Now available on natural colored artificial sinew or black artificial sinew.

Antique Scottish Silver Luckenbooth Crowned Witches Heart Brooch ~ c1830

Antique Scottish Silver Luckenbooth Crowned Witches Heart Brooch ~ c1830

Algonquin Wampum Belt

Wampum belts were designed with white or purple shells, and made very often by Algonquin craftsmen.

Authentic antique Native American Wampum belt design

Shell Culture of Ancient North America, Illustrations

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