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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
  • Object Length/Width: 32 x 7.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 12 5/8 x 2 15/16 in
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1559

The small loom beaded strip has a braided black thread at one end and looped beaded fringe at the other. The field is black with a pink diamond, colorless vertical stripe and pink/colorless "V" and translucent yellow "V" at each end. The edges have a checkerboard of black and translucent yellow. The fringe is black, translucent yellow, colorless, and pink.