Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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beaded hatband
  • unknown Apache or Diné (Navajo) maker
  • beaded hatband, 1922–1928
  • Where object was made: Fort Apache, Arizona, United States
  • beading
  • Object Length/Width: 29 x 4.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 11 3/8 x 1 3/4 in
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1846

The loom beaded strip is sewn into a loop. It has a white field and black border. The repeating design consists of four dark blue chevrons outlined in green with the points together, alternating with four chevrons in blue-green outlined in black with the points together. There is looped and beaded fringe in bands of white and blue.