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: 29 x 3 cm
    Object Length/Width: 11 3/8 x 1 1/8 in
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1841

The loom beaded strip has the ends sewn together to make a loop. It has a pearlescent white field and green diamonds with dumbell-like shapes on either side and black "X" shapes with small green triangles in a black rectangle outline.

There is beaded fringe at the seam in bands of white, green, and black.