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: 63.5 x 7 cm
    Object Length/Width: 25 x 2 3/4 in
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1865

The loom beaded necklace has a white field with "U" shapes in translucent yellow outlined in black, in alternating directions, separated by yellow and white checkboards, flanked by light blue and black stripes. Light blue crosses are outlined in yellow, between light blue and yellow chevrons. There is looped beaded fringe in bands of white, light blue, and translucent yellow with black at the bottom.