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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: 60.5 x 8.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 23 13/16 x 3 3/8 in
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1816

The loom beaded strip is doubled over and joined at one end to form a necklace with a short, wide panel at one end which ends in a point. It has a pearlescent white field with a green zigzag and dark yellow "X" shapes with a black center and small dark yellow triangles with a black center. The pointed panel has a clear grey diamond with a cross of the same color but it is outlined in dark yellow. There is looped, beaded fringe on the pointed end in bands of green, white, and dark yellow with black tips.