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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
  • beading
  • Object Length/Width: 57.5 x 4 cm
    Object Length/Width: 22 5/8 x 1 9/16 in
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1652

The loom beaded strip does not have an overall field, but there are two repeating blocks. The first is a design similar to the "Union Jack" in white, translucent dark yellow, and black. It has a white field and translucent yellow border. The second is a translucent dark yellow diamond in a nearly complete translucent dark yellow rectangle, outlined in black with diagonal lines mirroring the diamond. It has a white field and black border. The central block is different, but similar to the second block. It has a white field and black border. There are two sideways "M" shapes in translucent dark yellow on either side of a sideways hourglass shape. All yellow shapes are outlined in black.