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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: 74 x 8 cm
    Object Length/Width: 29 1/8 x 3 1/8 in
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1551

The loom beaded strip has braided string for hanging and beaded fringe. The panel has a field of colorless beads, four translucent yellow "V's", in pairs with points together, each with a black line. The space around the "V" is occupied with yellow amorphous shapes with dark blue details and longer yellow shapes with dark blue outlines and ends. Where the "V's" come together, there are dark blue sideways "v" shapes, with lines that travel up and down the strip. There are translucent yellow "V" shapes that nestle into the pointed end of the strip with a black line. There is a thin red outline of the panel, which continues as the first horizontal stripe of color on the beaded fringe. The next stripe is dark blue, translucent yellow, black, finishing with small colorless loops.