RARE Wampum (quahog shell) Graduating 4-12mm Disc Beads, 16 inch strand

RARE Wampum (quahog shell) Graduating 4-12mm Disc Beads, 16 inch strand
RARE Wampum (quahog shell) Graduating 4-12mm Disc Beads, 16 inch strand
RARE Wampum (quahog shell) Graduating 4-12mm Disc Beads, 16 inch strand
RARE Wampum (quahog shell) Graduating 4-12mm Disc Beads, 16 inch strand

Item #: BSO6172

RARE Wampum (quahog shell) Graduating 4-12mm Disc Beads, 16 inch strand

RARE Wampum (quahog shell) Graduating 4-12mm Disc Beads, 16 inch strand

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: 5 in Stock

Regular price $62.95 $52.95