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beaded hatband
  • Apache or Diné (Navajo) peoples
  • beaded hatband, 1922–1928
  • Where object was made: Fort Apache, Arizona, United States
  • horse hair, cotton, thread, beading, weaving, braiding
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 2.5 x 20 x 30 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 1 x 7 7/8 x 11 13/16 in
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1553

The two loom beaded strips, each have a small portion of woven horse hair, (light with a line of dark) on a base of cotton fabric. The ties are braided light horse hair, each end with a tassel of dark hair. The two strips are tied together at each end with a square knot.

The beaded strips are the same with a white field and black outline. The repeating design is an eight pointed star in light brown with an outline in red. The center of the star is white and black. There are small diamonds between the stars in light blue, red/colorless and light brown, or light blue, red, red/colorless, and light brown.