Cradle Model


From: Arizona | Fort Apache

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 18616
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture White Mountain Apache
Provenience Arizona | Fort Apache
Culture Area Southwest Culture Area
Section American
Materials Wood | Fiber | Glass | Leather

Cradle model made from a wooden hoop covered with patterned cloth over horizontal wooden slats. The cloth is decorated with overlays of wool flannel in red and black, each with one straight edge and one zigzag edge. An opening down the middle of the board is loosely stitched together with thread. The cloth is stuffed with soft material. The hood is made from slats of wood secured together at the ends. The interior of the hood is lined with cloth which wraps around to the exterior edge and is then bordered with a zigzag pattern of alternating pairs of white and black beads. The top and bottom of the cradle are secured to the wooden hoop with leather ties and two straps hang from the sides.

Length 46 cm
Width 14 cm
Credit Line Gift of C. Towers Jr., 1895

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