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beaded necklace
  • Apache or Diné (Navajo) peoples
  • beaded necklace, 1922–1928
  • Where object was made: Fort Apache, Arizona, United States
  • beading
  • Object Length/Width: 81 x 5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 31 7/8 x 1 15/16 in
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1885
Label Text

The loom beaded necklace has a dark yellow field. It has pink chevrons outlined in light green, and one pink diamond, outlined in yellow with a yellow cross, connected to chevrons by a light green line. There are dark blue zigzags at the bottom and on the grey panel at the top. The panel is decorated with a light green cross outlined in dark blue with stepped pink chevrons above and below. The panel divides into three small panels each with a small dark blue and white checkerboard and continues as tassels of looped beaded grey fringe.