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beaded strip
  • unknown Apache or Diné (Navajo) maker
  • beaded strip, 1922–1928
  • Where object was made: Fort Apache, Arizona, United States
  • beading
  • Object Length/Width: 53 x 3 cm
    Object Length/Width: 20 7/8 x 1 1/8 in
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1629
Label Text

The loom beaded strip has an orange field and yellow border. The repeating design is a diamond with a chevron on each end outlined in black or dark blue, alternating between the colors. The fill colors vary by placement. The ends have a light blue diamond and yellow chevrons. The next ones in have a white diamond and orange chevrons. The next ones have a dark blue center and dark blue chevrons. The center repeat has a white diamond and orange chevrons.

There is a white diamond outline between each repeat, except the one on either end of the strip, which has a light blue outline.