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Strand of Beads, Wood on string
4 3/4 x 2 7/8 x 5/16 in. (12.07 x 7.3 x 0.79 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American, California
Technique: Beadmaking and stringing
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Emil P. Steffa
Accession Number: P1235.2
Double loop strand of small, dark brown, round wooden beads. Each strand has a single opaque round plastic bead. The beads on one strand alternate large to small. Two short "tails" of beads dangle from the point where the two strands are tied together. One tail has 5 round beads with an oblong bead at the end. The second tail has 10 disc-shaped beads with an oblong bead at the end.

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Basket P1235 contained a swatch of brown and tan striped wool fabric and a double strand of round, brown wooden beads. On 1/14/2020, Steve Comba and Karen Hudson agreed to remove the fabric and beads from the basket and accession them. The new numbers are basket P1235.1, beads P1235.2, and fabric swatch P1235.3.

A yellowed paper tag inside the basket is handwritten in blue ink, "Rankin / Feb. 8, 1961 / Pueblo [illegible word] beads & small basket".

  • Overall Dimensions: 4 3/4 x 2 7/8 x 5/16 in. (12.07 x 7.3 x 0.79 cm)

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