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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: 57 x 8 cm
    Object Length/Width: 22 7/16 x 3 1/8 in
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1817

The loom beaded strip is doubled over and closed with a short pointed panel. The white field has a green zigzag. There are four short lengths of a thicker zigzag in green with dark yellow triangles in the negative space. The panel has a thin red cross outlined in green, yellow, and black. The looped beaded fringe is in bands of white, green, and dark yellow with black at the tips.