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: 35 x 5.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 13 3/4 x 2 1/8 in
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1842

The loom beaded strip has the ends sewn together into a loop. It has a pearlescent white field. There are small black diamonds with a translucent yellow border and two translucent yellow chevrons outlined in black. There is a translucent yellow "W" on the top and bottom of the design. There are two yellow "U" shapes open to the long edge, outlined in black, and a black "U" opening on the short sides.

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