Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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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: 16 x 6.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 6 5/16 x 2 9/16 in
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1624

The short loom beaded strip has a short braided strip and beaded fringe. The field is white. A pearl colored cross is thickly outlined in yellow and dark blue. There are yellow chevrons above and below the cross outlined in black and nestled into the pointed ends. The border is dark blue. The beaded fringe is dark blue, white, yellow, and black at the loose ends.