RARE Wampum (quahog shell) 6mm Heishi Beads, 8 inch strand

RARE Wampum (quahog shell) 6mm Heishi Beads, 8 inch strand. (package of approx. 66-70 loose beads - thickness varies 1.5-3.5mm).
RARE Wampum (quahog shell) 6mm Heishi Beads, 8 inch strand. (package of approx. 66-70 loose beads - thickness varies 1.5-3.5mm).
RARE Wampum (quahog shell) 6mm Heishi Beads, 8 inch strand. (package of approx. 66-70 loose beads - thickness varies 1.5-3.5mm).

Item #: BSO6197

RARE Wampum (quahog shell) 6mm Heishi Beads, 8 inch strand

RARE Wampum (quahog shell) 6mm Heishi Beads, 8 inch strand. (package of approx. 66-70 loose beads - thickness varies 1.5-3.5mm).  NICE quality, these have lots of purple!  These beads will fit onto 20 gauge wire.

Wampum was officially recognized as a currency by Massachusetts Bay Colony on October 18, 1650 ... strings of eight, 24, 96 and 480 beads has currency values for trading. Also known as quahog shell, a clam with purple and white coloring. Wampum Quahogs shells are found in the waters from Cape Cod south to New York, with a great abundance in Long Island Sound. Usually only available up in the northeast US, recently bead manufactures have been cutting them into beads for jewelry making.

Inventory: 32 in Stock

Regular price $21.85 $19.65