Contributed by Kenneth Hamilton through Museums of Old York
This modern blue and white glass wampum bracelet replicates 17th and 18th century ornament and treaty belt weaving techniques. 18th century belts could have over 2000 beads. These beads disappeared along with the fur trade by the mid 19th century. Glass wampum was mainly made in Holland but were occasionally made in England and France.
About This Item
- Title: Replica Glass Wampum
- Media: white and blue glass, leather
- Dimensions: 3.400 cm x 10.600 cm
- Local Code: L.2010.24
- Object Type: Physical Object
For more information about this item, contact:Museums of Old York
P.O. Box 312, York, ME 03909
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