Photographs (left to right): Sunset, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Silver Pennies, Rush, New York; Tent Rocks National Monument, New Mexico

Wampum Belt Archive


not to scale

Germany Belt

EMB I-B-12836

Ethnologisches Museum Berlin, Germany


Original Size:

7 rows Length: 124.5 cm. 49 inches.








White shell belt with three black outlined diamonds connected by a black row, a single black bead inside of the end diamond. Glass beads (does Stolle, Nickolaus mean the black diamonds are glass?). Acquired via Earnest Ohley between 1962 and 1967, ex H. G. Beasley Collection.


Stolle, Nickolaus. 2016. Talking Beads: The history of wampum as a value and knowledge bearer, from its very first beginnings until today. Hamburg, Germany. ISSN 1437-7837