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beaded strip
  • unknown Apache or Diné (Navajo) maker
  • beaded strip, 1922–1928
  • Where object was made: Fort Apache, Arizona, United States
  • silk, beading, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 45 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Width: 17 11/16 x 3/4 in
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1604

The loom beaded strip has yellow silk ribbons sewn on one side of each end and a white field. There are two repeating designs that alternate. One is a yellow cross with a black outline flanked by yellow chevrons, outlined in black. The other design is two black stepped triangles, points together, with black bars connecting to a yellow circle outlined in black.