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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 4 cm
    Object Length/Width: 11 3/8 x 1 9/16 in
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1852

The loom beaded strip on pink and white thread has the ends sewn together to make a loop. It has a yellow field with a white and blue border. The repeating design is clusters of four green chevrons with the points together, outlined in black or green. These alternate with clusters of light blue chevrons with the points together, outlined in green. There is looped, beaded fringe at the seam in bands of yellow and black.