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 4.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 1 9/16 x 1 3/4 in
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1570
Label Text

The short loom beaded strip has the ends sewn together. The yellow field has a pink design outlined in black. The design consists of two sideways "V" shapes, with the points in, and four parallelograms, each with a point to the center of the design. There are two small diamonds of green beads red centers, outlined in black, with a line pointing toward the center of the design. The design repeats twice.