The Seminole loved beads.
time a baby was born, a string of beads was placed around his or her
At age 3, the boys switched to a scarf. But girls continued to
receive new bead necklaces, to add to the ones they already wore.
age 5, the beaded necklace a girl wore would have grown to about 36
Adult women wore beaded necklaces that were about 60 inches
long. Although each necklace was heavy, women wore more than one
necklace at a time. Necklaces did not hang down. There were
wrapped. The women wrapped them around and around their neck
until you could not see their neck at all. All you could see
were beautiful beads.
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