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Cradle Model

Object Number:22341
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:White Mountain Apache
Provenience: Arizona
Fort Apache
Culture Area: Southwest Culture Area
Length: 34 cm
Width: 20 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mary Yorke and Ellen McIlvaine Macauley, 1902
Other Number:CG051191-2268 - Found in Collection Number


Cradle model made from a wooden hoop covered with plain cloth over horizontal wooden slats. An opening down the middle of the board is loosely stitched together with thread but reveals a red flannel blanket underneath. The hood is made from thin sticks secured together at the ends. The interior of the hood is lined with cloth which wraps around to the exterior edge. Multiple strands of pink, black, and white beads hang from the front of the hood. A beaded squared made from white and green beads also hangs from the front of the hood. A doll is wrapped up inside the cradle with beads wrapped around the head. A long cloth strap is attached to either side of the cradle toward the upper end.

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