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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: 47.5 x 6.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 18 11/16 x 2 9/16 in
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1549

The loom beaded strip has beaded fringe and a braided string for hanging. It is a mostly colorless field, with two translucent yellow "X" shapes stacked in the middle with two translucent yellow sideways "W" shapes with a diamond between them. The pointed ends have a translucent yellow "V" shape nestled into the shape of the ends. All of the designs in translucent yellow are outlined and accented with dark blue. The fringe has horizontal stripes, from top to bottom, in translucent yelllow, dark blue, colorless, dark blue, and translucent yellow, with a small dark blue loop at the bottom.