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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: 24.5 x 15 cm
    Object Length/Width: 9 5/8 x 5 7/8 in
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2053

The rectangular buckskin bag has beaded decoration. The opening has slits on either side, making the top effectively two flaps. It is edged with loops of light blue beads on the side seams and opening. The design is a series of light blue triangles arranged in a cross, outlined with purple. There are rows of three light blue diamonds, outlined with pink, in the negative space around the cross. There is a pink zigzag across the bottom. There is beaded fringe in bands of pink and light blue and loops of purple at the ends. The beaded decoration is the same on both sides.