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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: 69.5 x 7.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 27 3/8 x 2 15/16 in
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1830

The loom beaded strip is doubled over and joined to make a necklace. The grey field has thick translucent yellow chevrons with black outlines and small translucent yellow diamonds with black outlines. The panel has a large hourglass shape flanked by two triangles in translucent yellow with a black outline. There is looped beaded fringe in bands of grey, black, and translucent yellow.