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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: 68 x 7.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 26 3/4 x 2 15/16 in
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1891

The loom beaded necklace has a translucent yellow field. When the sides of the necklace are viewed together, the decoration appears as stacked chevrons in light green and black. Each side divides in two yielding four long narrow panels, the middle two come together and separate again, ending in four looped beaded tassels in bands of translucent yellow, black, and light green.