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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: 67.5 x 4 cm
    Object Length/Width: 26 9/16 x 1 9/16 in
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1649

The loom beaded strip has a white field, colorless border, and black and orange stripe at each end. The repeating design is a translucent brown cross with a translucent yellow center, outlined in black. The cross is in a colorless rectangle flanked by translucent yellow and translucent brown chevrons, giving the overall impression of a diamond shape. There are translucent brown and translucent yellow wide "U" shapes, outlined in black, in the space between repeats.