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: 57 x 5.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 22 7/16 x 2 1/8 in
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1872

The loom beaded necklace has a pearlescent white field. There are brown "U" shapes with an orange line inside and black outline, alternating directions. Laterally opening "U" shapes are flanked by orange triangles. They are separated by orange and white checkerboards with a brown and black stripe. There is looped beaded fringe in bands of black, white, orange, and brown.