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: 5 x 3.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 1 15/16 x 1 3/8 in
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1564
Label Text

The small loom beaded strip has the ends sewn together. The purple field has a yellow cross outlined in black then light blue then yellow. Yellow curlicues occupy the space between the two crosses. There is a light blue border on either edge of the napkin ring.