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Quahog Shell and Glass Seed Bead Necklace
Quahog Shell and Glass Seed Bead Necklace
Don Standing Bear Forest

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Don Standing Bear Forest
Our Price: £54.00 Inc VAT

Stock Status:In Stock
Product Code: NCK347

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A beautiful, traditional necklace of glass seed beads, shell hairpipes and a stunning quahog shell pendant, designed and hand crafted by Sou'West Nova Métis artist Don Standing Bear Forest. The eight segment symmetrical design consists of 104 violet-purple opaque matte seed beads, 10 matte white seed beads and 4 white shell hairpipes.

The focal point is a stunning, one of a kind purple quahog shell pendant. Purple quahog shell is still highly prized and the most desirable for fashioning traditional wampum. The pendant is removable, with care, to use as a chic piece of jewellery on its own or with another favourite necklace. The necklace has a lobster clasp.

The colour coordination of beads and hairpipe in this piece is just perfect and picks out the natural quahog palette in a very pleasing way, that doesn't overwhelm the beauty and serenity of the pendant. Although reportedly used as currency for centuries, wampum still holds a much broader and deeper significance in the social and spiritual values of American Indian culture. Don's work showcases and upholds those values in every respect.

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