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beaded lamp pull
  • unknown Apache or Diné (Navajo) maker
  • beaded lamp pull, 1922–1928
  • Where object was made: Fort Apache, Arizona, United States
  • thread, beading, braiding
  • Object Length/Width: 23 x 5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 9 1/16 x 1 15/16 in
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1623

The short loom beaded strip has a braided strip and beaded fringe. The loomed portion is pointed on each end. It has a dark blue hourglass shape with two yellow triangles inside outlined in translucent pink, yellow, and black. The border is dark blue. The narrow section of the hourglass has a small translucent pink triangle on either side outlined in yellow. The pointed ends are filled with concentric triangles of dark blue, translucent pink, yellow, and black with a dark blue border. The fringe is in stripes of yellow, dark blue, translucent pink with black at the loose end.