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
  • leather, metal, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 14.5 x 4 cm width of fringe
    Object Length/Width: 5 11/16 x 1 9/16 in width of fringe
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1626

The short loom beaded strip has beaded fringe. Leather is stitched to the end opposite the beads. It has a white field. There are two diamonds: one small diamond of metal beads is outlined in dark blue, white, translucent pink, and dark blue. There are four small dark blue triangles. Below is a diamond of metal beads outlined in dark blue and green, with four small green triangles. It has white fringe with a stripe of dark blue and translucent pink.