Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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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: 44.5 x 1.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 17 1/2 x 9/16 in
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1603

The loom beaded strip has yellow silk ribbons on one side of each end, a black field, and a yellow border. The repeating design consists of alternating light blue squares made up of narrow broken rectangles, and solid light blue squares attached to a yellow step on each side. Inside the solid light blue square is a yelow circle outlined on the top and bottom in black.