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Wampum Belt Archive

Odawa Belt

Ethnologisches Museum Berlin, Germany

EMB IV-B-7597


Original Size:

Rows: 16. Length: 128 cm. 50.4 inches








Black shell belt with center white, standing Latin shell bead cross with stand and flaring ends of cross-bars, flanked by two sets of three white human shell figures, ends in white shell bead blocks with five black shell bead bars, partially zigzag. Strung on red wool warps, war-booty since 1945 in Russia. Exchanged with Walter C Wyman in 1908, collected among the Odawa, Emmet County in 1901.


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