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beaded hatband
  • Apache or Diné (Navajo) peoples
  • beaded hatband, 1922–1928
  • Where object was made: Fort Apache, Arizona, United States
  • beading
  • Object Length/Width: 31.5 x 4.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 12 3/8 x 1 3/4 in
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1850

The loom beaded strip is sewn together at the ends to make a loop. It has a white field with a light blue border. The repeating design is a yellow diamond with a red border and black outline that alternates with a green diamond with a red band, a yellow band, and a black outline. There is looped, beaded fringe in bands of white, red, and yellow.