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Wampum Necklace and Earrings, Beaded Knife Sheath, Iroquois Beaded Purse, Beaver Tooth Necklace

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Native American Antiques1234 of 1406NEED TO KNOW IF THIS IS A MARIA MARTINEZ 1913-1923 UNSIGNED BLACK WEDDING VASE Antique Havasupai Indian Work Basket
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Posted 6 years ago


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I thought I would put up a couple pictures of a bit of jewelry I have as well as a beaded knife sheath I hope someone will identify for me as to tribe. The sheath is old and the leather is starting to get stiff on the back. It has what is called "greasy yellow" beads on it and it is the lazy stitch on the beading. The fringes are still very soft and I would love to know what tribe made this. Hopefully someone can tell me by the design.

The necklace and earrings are made from Quahog shells, also known as Wampum. The necklace was made by Elizabeth James Perry who is well known for her Wampum handmade jewelry. The earrings were made by Andrew Hunter who was also well known for Wampum making. He passed away in late 2007 from cancer so I am very honored to have something made by him.

There is also a beaded bag, I am not sure who made it but it looks like the Iroquois tribes' work. It is old, and has alot of bead loss on the other side but the beading that is still there is beautiful.

The other is a Beaver tooth necklace, made by the Ojibwe tribe. And the other bag came from Canada. I use it to keep the stone part of my pipe in.


  1. Tlynnie1942 Tlynnie1942, 5 years ago
    Thank you scandinavian_pieces . I wear the Quahog necklace and earrings alot, and people are always asking "what are they made of?" Then I get to tell them about Wampum and how it was made and used by Native Americans and others.
  2. Tlynnie1942 Tlynnie1942, 5 years ago
    Thanks, Hedgewalker for the "love" :)

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