Wampum shell is Quahog shell, a non-endangered species? Price is for an authentic wampum bead necklace. 90 total wampum shell beads. 30 long with clasp. These are large wampum beads the size of a dime. Wampum is often confused as a form of currency. However this is not so, Wampum to the Eastern tribes is as a Chanupa (sacred pipe) is to the plains people. Authentic wampum is to be treated as if creator was in your presence. It told stories and lessons for the tribes from which they originate. It was a symbol of friendship and respect honesty and promise. Last picture in this listing is a photo of the actual artist. ARTIST NAME: Aodhàn Crawford. TRIBAL AFFILIATION: Aniyunwiya Tsalagi (Cherokee). Your item comes with Certificate of Native American Made/Celtic Made Authenticity. I also donated items to various prisons to help fund their Native American programs and help those who can not help themselves. Inedible meat is donated to zoos and local raptor rehab facilities. I also carry real wolf, mountain lion and bear items on my direct website but they’re not allowed for sale through this venue. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American: US\1935-Now\Other Nat. Am. Items 1935-Now”. The seller is “ashortmouse” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Tribal Affiliation: Cherokee W/ Certificate of Authenticity
- Artisan: Aodhàn Crawford