Wampum Belt 6 Row 1620


6 Row Wampum Belt with 1620 Wigwam design

This Wampum Belt 6 Row 1620 features a wigwam and cross designs. The crafter used glass Wampum Beads in White and Cobalt Blue and Braintanned Deerskin Leather lacing to create the belt.   The design was inspired by the arrival of the first Christians at Plymouth Rock in 1620.  The image in the center is a wigwam.

This Wampum Belt 6 Row 1620 measures 27 inches long x 3 inches wide. The fringe measures about 4 inches on one side and 3 inches on the other.     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. You can wear a Wampum Belt as a strap for a bag or  as a sash.

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