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
  • cotton, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 98 x 4.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 38 9/16 x 1 3/4 in
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1574

The loom beaded strip is backed with unbleached cotton fabric. It has a white field with a red outline. The repeating design is a small red diamond with a black outline, surrounded by a stepped diamond outline in red, surrounded by a stepped diamond outline in black. There are two lines with squared "hook" ends on each side of the ends of the outer diamond.