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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, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 16 x 6 cm length includes string; width of fringe
    Object Length/Width: 6 1/4 x 2 3/8 in length includes string; width of fringe
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1625

The short loom beaded strip is attached to black thread that is braided at one end. It has looped beaded fringe and a dark yellow field. Two pearly grey diamonds are outlined in pink and black and nestle into the pointed ends. Two black triangles are outlined in grey. The looped beaded fringe is dark yellow, black, pink, grey, and pink.