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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: 49 x 7 cm
    Object Length/Width: 19 5/16 x 2 3/4 in
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1552

The loom beaded strip has a braided string for hanging and beaded fringe. Its field consists of colorless beads. There are two sets of paired hearts with the tops together, in translucent yellow and black outlines. The space between pairs is occupied with small translucent yellow triangles outlined in black, arranged in a cluster of "V" shapes with the points together. The ends each have a "V" shape of small translucent yellow triangles with black outlines nestled in the pointed ends. The fringe consists of horizontal stripes of colorless, black, and translucent yellow.