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beaded bag
  • Apache or Diné (Navajo) peoples
  • beaded bag, 1922–1928?
  • Where object was made: Fort Apache, Arizona, United States?
  • buckskin, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 30 x 14 cm
    Object Length/Width: 11 3/4 x 5 1/2 in
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2052

The rectangular buckskin bag has an opening that is basically two flaps left unfolded. It is beaded on both sides with the same decoration. It has a band of clear beads around the edges. The center decoration is the same on both sides and consists of a grey rectangle with points on the top and bottom. The points are continuous with grey triangle outlines on the sides of the rectangle. There is a small red diamond in a yellow diamond, with four yellow triangles in the grey diamond. There is long beaded fringe in bands of black, dark yellow, silver, black and grey.