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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: 55.5 x 4 cm
    Object Length/Width: 21 7/8 x 1 9/16 in
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1592

The loom beaded strip has a white field and green border. There are two alternating, repeating designs. One consists of two heart-like outlines in red and green, flanking a colorless sideways hourglass shape with a green outline and a bar of green with red and colorless blocks on either side. The other design is a colorless rectangle with points, with two dark green triangles (connected across the rectangle by a dark green bar) on the long sides and a lighter green rectangle at each corner. The shapes are all outlined in red.