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: 31.5 x 5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 12 3/8 x 1 15/16 in
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1853

The loom beaded strip has the ends sewn together to make a loop. It has a red field. The repeating design is a white cross outlined in green, black, and white with curlicues. It alternates with a green diamond (with a black center) in a white and black zigzag. There is looped beaded fringe at the seam in bands of red, white, and black.