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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: 63 x 7.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 24 3/4 x 2 15/16 in
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1828

The loom beaded strip is folded over to form a necklace. The sparkly grey field has blocks of translucent yellow or pink triangles outlined in black. The blocks are separated by pink lines. The panel at the join has two pink diamonds and two translucent yellow triangles outlined in black. There is looped, beaded fringe in bands of grey, pink, and translucent yellow.