Cobalt Blue & White Wampum Belt with Diamond design
This Wampum Belt 5 Row 26.5 inch features small diamond designs. Master Craftsman Andy Bullock used White and Transparent Cobalt Blue Glass Reproduction Wampum to create the design. He used Smoke colored Deerskin Leather Lacing for the warp lace and ties. You can add it as a strap to your Bandoleer Bag or Powder Horn. Or you can wear it alone as a sash!
This Wampum Belt measures 26.5 inches long x 2.25 inches wide. It comes with 9 inches of Smoke colored Leather fringe on one end and about 10 inches on the other. This Wampum Belt 5 Row 26.5 inch is One of a Kind!
Native Americans who lived on the Northeast Coast created distinctive beads from the shells of the Quahog clam and Whelk snails. They called these purple and white beads wampum. Crafters strung early disc shaped wampum beads in simple strands. When tube shaped wampum beads made from shell and glass were available, they strung them together with a loom and made them into belts. Crafters created patterns by using one color bead as the background and the other for contrast. They used some of these belts to convey messages of war or peace. Wampum belts became symbols of status. Wampum Belts were used as straps for bags or worn as sashes.
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