Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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beaded necklace
  • unknown Apache or Diné (Navajo) maker
  • beaded necklace, 1922–1928
  • Where object was made: Fort Apache, Arizona, United States
  • beading
  • Object Length/Width: 60 x 6.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 23 5/8 x 2 1/2 in
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1821

The loom beaded strip is folded over into a necklace. It has a grey field with black zigzags and dark yellow triangles outlined in black. The pointed end has a dark yellow stepped diamond with a light blue cross outlined in black. The looped beaded fringe is in bands of grey, black, and dark yellow.