Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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beaded napkin ring
  • unknown Apache or Diné (Navajo) maker
  • beaded napkin ring, 1922–1928
  • Where object was made: Fort Apache, Arizona, United States
  • beading
  • Object Height/Diameter: 4 x 4 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 1 9/16 x 1 9/16 in
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1563
Label Text

The short loom beaded strip is stitched at the ends to form a closed loop. The light brown field has one design that repeats. There are two translucent orange sideways "V's" with the points together outlined in orange, and two smaller translucent orange "V's." There are translucent orange oblique rectangles, outlined in black, above and below the "V." Small translucent orange diamonds are outlined in orange, with lines directed toward the center of the design.