Simulated Wampum Warrior Bracelet by Don Standing Bear
This simulated wampum bracelet was created using Czechoslovakian glass beads. When the quahog shell became scarce Native Americans had to find another source for their traditional items. Don Standing Bear is from the Sou’West Nova Metis people (who are descendant of the Wampanoag of Nova Scotia) & he was instructed by one of the few remaining elders how to create these traditional pieces. He even brain tans his own deer hides for these creations. This adoption pattern represents the “coming of together and becoming one” that was of vital importance when the natives were forced from their lands and forced to be in close quarters with other tribes that they did not understand. This Warrior bracelet indicates that the wearer is considered a warrior. This design also represents the power of thunderbolts and lightning.
A Certificate of Authenticity is included.