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beaded necklace
  • unknown Apache or Diné (Navajo) maker
  • beaded necklace, 1922–1928
  • Where object was made: Fort Apache, Arizona, United States
  • beading
  • Object Length/Width: 60.5 x 7 cm
    Object Length/Width: 23 13/16 x 2 3/4 in
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1862

The loom beaded necklace has a white field with translucent yellow "U" shapes, alternating directions, outlined in black and separated by translucent yellow and white checkerboards flanked by a light blue and black stripe. The panel in the front has a light blue cross outlined in black in a black diamond outline filled with white and light blue. There is looped beaded fringe in bands of white, light blue, and translucent yellow.