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beaded lamp pull?
  • unknown Apache or Diné (Navajo) maker
  • beaded lamp pull?, 1922–1928
  • Where object was made: Fort Apache, Arizona, United States
  • thread, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 34 x 7 cm
    Object Length/Width: 13 3/8 x 2 3/4 in
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1548

The loom beaded strip has looped beaded fringe. The strip is divided in the center, but closed at either end. It has a colorless field with sets of two yellow "x's" joined with a diamond. The yellow design repeats six times and is outlined in black. At the bottom, there is a yellow eight pointed star outlined in black. The looped fringe has horizontal stripes of colorless, yellow, black, and a thin stripe of yellow.