Native American Indian Wampum Beads. Rare 100 Carved stone. Coast Salish People
From drop list to for large hi-resolution image. American Indian Wampum BeadsCoast Salish People. Coast Salish People Native American Sandstone Wampum Beads. Brown Hand Carved Sandstone Wampum Beads.Beads average about 6mm -- just under 1/4 in. Diameter and 2.3mm -- 3/32 in. 14 beads per inch equal to approximately 100 individually hand-carved stone beads. Recently re-strung into 9 in.
Bracelet for display, screw clasp. These were beads leftover after having the double strand restrung into necklace. The Great Fraser Midden, or Marpole Midden, was revealed in 1884 during road construction.Middens often consist of sea shells as well as bones, implements & other cultural objects, essentially the ancient refuse heaps of First Nation villages. This one, however, turned out to be a major archaeological (re)discovery of a village that occupied a 3.5 acre site from about 1500 years ago until a couple centuries ago & known by its Musqueum name. The center of the midden is the parking lot of the old Fraser Arms Hotel & is up to fifteen feet deep in some places, making it a treasure trove of archaeological artifacts. Rare type, traditionally, Wampum were of shell not stone, each bead is a carving in & of itself, rather than slightly re-worked shell wampum beads. Provenance: Ex Arte Primitvo Gallery, NYC, Nov. OUR GUARANTEE: All illustrations are of the actual item offered. The authenticity of all pieces is fully guaranteed.
Comes with our Gallery C. Images are not actual sized. Please see description for actual measurements. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American: US\Pre-1600\Beads". The seller is "zeus_gallery" and is located in this country: US.
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- Handmade: Yes
- Provenance: Ownership History Available
- Culture: Native American: US
- Material: Sandstone
- Region: Pacific Northwest
- Featured Refinements: American Indian Antiquities
- Original/Reproduction: ORIGINAL