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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: 63 x 6 cm
    Object Length/Width: 24 3/4 x 2 3/8 in
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1861

The loom beaded necklace has a grey field with a black zigzag. Clusters of two yellow triangles with green centers, outlined in black alternate with green diamonds and four yellow dots outlined in black. The panel at the front has a pearlescent white diamond with a green cross in the diamond and a stepped yellow outline. There is looped beaded fringe in bands of green, grey, and black with yellow beads at the bottom.