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 x 5.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 12 3/16 x 2 1/8 in
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1851

The loom beaded strip has the ends sewn together to form a loop. It has a white field. The decoration is divided into blocks outlined with red or green. The designs include: red and green zigzags, a white diamond with green and red outline, and overlapping diamonds with thin bands of green, red, and white. There is looped fringe at the seam in bands of red and white.