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beaded lamp pull
  • Apache or Diné (Navajo) peoples
  • beaded lamp pull, 1922–1928
  • Where object was made: Fort Apache, Arizona, United States
  • thread, beading, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 22.5 x 7.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 8 7/8 x 2 15/16 in
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1560

The small loom beaded strip on yellow thread is braided at one end, and has looped beaded fringe at the other end. The panel has a white field with a dark blue border. The center design is a green diamond with yellow border and light blue outline. There is a small yellow diamond above and below, outlined with light blue. There are sideways "M" shapes on the sides in light blue and red. The top is pointed with a thick red chevron, outlined in light blue.

The bottom edge is straight. The beaded fringe consists of horizontal stripes of dark blue, white, and red.