Photographs (left to right): Alligator, Bracket Fungus, Alligator, Florida

Wampum Belt Archive


Origin? Odawa Belt

Ethnologisches Museum Berlin Germany

Russia EMB IVB 1233


Original Size:

Rows: 10. Length: ?








Black shell bead belt with 6 white outlined diagonally arranged shell bead squares with filled center and triangular white ends with 5 black short bars. 10 rows, unknown dimensions, gray parts missing, war booty since 1945 in Russia.

EMB Cat # IV-B-1233. Purchased from Hugo Schilling in 1882. (Krickeberg, 1954: 233, 235 Plate 46 c)


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