Fine tubular wampum shell beads in purple and white, woven on the bias to accommodate the luxurious curve, finished with naturally tanned deerskin. Shark is a clan being for coastal/islanders in my territory. Important part of Native diplomatic wear and exchange. High status wear. Creating these exceptionally fine pieces-the collar and the In Solidarity Belt have been a wonderful way to honor to honor my Wampanoag Ancestors; they will be the last of this kind, as I transition to more textured works.