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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: 52 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 20 1/2 x 1 in
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1658

The loom beaded strip has a white field and black border. The repeating designs are small black diamonds, outlined in red and white. The thicker red band is part of a series of "X's" all the way down the strip. There are small diamonds in every other "X." There is a red line down the middle of the "X's." The created triangles outside of the "X's" are left white or filled with dark blue, in pairs.