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beaded napkin ring
  • Apache or Diné (Navajo) peoples
  • beaded napkin ring, 1922–1928
  • Where object was made: Fort Apache, Arizona, United States
  • beading
  • Object Height/Diameter: 3.5 x 4 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 1 3/8 x 1 9/16 in
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1572
Label Text

The small loom beaded strip has the ends sewn together. A field of colorless beads has a border of yellow translucent beads. There are thick yellow "X" shapes outlined with green and two small yellow triangles with a green outline. The "X" design alternates with a series of yellow triangles outlined with green that form the outline of a rectangle. Two yellow with green outlined chevrons sit inside the "rectangle."
One "X" and one rectangle repeat twice.