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: 65.5 x 7.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 25 3/4 x 2 15/16 in
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1831

The loom beaded strip is folded over to form a necklace. The grey field has blocks of translucent yellow or green triangles outlined in black. The blocks are separated by green and black lines. The panel at the join has two green diamonds and two translucent yellow triangles outlined in black. There is looped, beaded fringe in bands of translucent yellow, black, and green.