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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: 57.5 x 8.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 22 5/8 x 3 3/8 in
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1877

The loom beaded necklace has a silver colored field. It has short zigzags in black, outlined in yellow, or yellow outlined in black, and small triangles in black with a yellow dot. The panel has a flat sided yellow diamond outlined in black with a thick yellow band around it, also outlined in black. There are bow-like loops at the top of the necklace. There is looped beaded fringe in bands of yellow, grey, and black.