Authentically Handcrafted Buckskin Clothing & Wampum Weaving
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Wampum Weaving


Wampum Arm Bands Wampum Leg Ties  
Wampum Bracelets Wampum Treaty & Story Belts  
Wampum Chokers

eagle feather Important Notes
Wampum beads we use are replicas of the smaller size traded by the Dutch and British in the 17th and 18th centuries. We try to use the same wampum design pattern for multiple types of items, because, while some people may prefer a pattern as leg ties, others may prefer it as a choker.

A VERY Important Distinction:  The pendants, earrings, and similar ornaments marketed today as "wampum" are simply shell jewelry.  Only the small, tubular beads made from the Quahog and Whelk shells, and the porcelain "look-alikes" mentioned above, were ever considered "wampum" by anyone other than modern crafts people.

Our wampum info articles is a series of articles about original wampum products.  In a follow-up article we explain how we make our wampum products.

Much of our wampum weaving is actually custom work, which simply means we use your design. It does NOT necessarily mean it's more expensive. So if you prefer your design to ours don't be afraid to ask us to create it for you.

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