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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: 55 x 8.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 21 5/8 x 3 3/8 in
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1882

The loom beaded necklace has a yellow field. The repeating design is a colorless diamond flanked by green diamonds which are joined by an orange outline. The chevrons on either sides are in orange, colorless, and green. The panel decoration has a colorless diamond outlined in green, with a colorless bar going across it. There is a bow-like loop at the top and looped beaded fringe in bands of colorless, green, and yellow at the bottom.