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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: 61 x 6.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 24 x 2 1/2 in
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1875

The loom beaded necklace has a white field. The repeating design is a dark yellow cross with a thin dark yellow "X" behind it and a small black "X" inside. The panel design is a dark yellow diamond, with a thick white band around it outlined in bands of black and dark yellow. There is looped beaded fringe in bands of dark yellow, white, and black.