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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: 57.5 x 7.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 22 5/8 x 2 15/16 in
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1550

The loom beaded strip has beaded fringe and a braided string for hanging. The field is a translucent brown with a pink butterfly with a dark brown body at the top and bottom. There are two stacked red butterflies with pink bodies in the middle. There is a red "V" shape at the top and bottom nestled into the pointed ends of the strip. The beaded fringe consists of horizontal stripes of dark brown, red, pink, red, and brown.