|Dimensions||5.62 × 2.62 in|
Very thinly made with nice patina and shows lots of use wear.
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This is a string of old glass trade beads. The string is approximately 52 inches in length containing roughly 800 beads. They are all glass of various colors and sizes. Looking at them with a loop I can see they are very irregular in shape with one side smaller on a lot of them. Small bubbles and imperfections can be seen in the clear and translucent ones.
This is a very nice piece of Alaskan history. It was purchased as part of a collection in the mid 60’s. It appears to have some glue residue in the crack at the top to support it from cracking further. (See photos)
These items were part of a collection purchased in the mid 60’s. There is one small painted pottery disk that has been ground smooth on the edges. There are two other interesting items fashioned from bone, shell or possibly ivory. The long piece has been drilled at one end. I am not sure of their use but if anyone knows please send me an email.
Here is an example of an ancient unfinished project. I am sure it was on his ‘honey-do’ list. Finely pecked into shape but only started drilling the hole. It had a lot of potential. If it could only tell the story as to why it didn’t get finished. This is a great study piece.