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beaded strip
  • Apache or Diné (Navajo) peoples
  • beaded strip, 1922–1928
  • Where object was made: Fort Apache, Arizona, United States
  • beading
  • Object Length/Width: 60 x 3.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 23 5/8 x 1 3/8 in
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1618

The loom beaded strip has a white field and a green border. The repeating design is a series of concentric diamonds in thin lines of red, green, and white, with a white bowtie in the center. The space at the ends of each repeat's "block" is filled with concentric lines in the same colors, forming two almost triangle shapes and the lines of red and green continue across a narrow white strip into the next repeat.