Object photography

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Object description

  • Native California artist
  • Wampum, late 19th-early 20th century
  • Leather, abalone
  • California, United States
  • L: 12 in, W: 2 1/2 in (L: 30.5 cm, W: 6.3 cm)
  • Gift of Mrs. Charles Mifflin Hammond, 1916
  • E16702

DESCRIPTION

This is wampum strung on leather cords. Eight strands tied at the top with three large abalone disks, two with keepers. Each strand has disks of wampum approximately 3/4 inch apart ( 61 shells, not inclusive of the shells at the top).