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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: 69.5 x 8 cm
    Object Length/Width: 27 3/8 x 3 1/8 in
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1824

The loom beaded strips have alternating diagonal lines (giving the overall effect of stacked chevrons) in black and translucent yellow. The strip is doubled over to make a necklace and the panel at the joined end has a translucent yellow field with two heart outlines in green, one of which has an additional black outline. There is looped beaded fringe in bands of black and translucent yellow.