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Cradle Board

Object Number:NA3836
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Dakota (uncertain)
Sioux (uncertain)
Cheyenne (uncertain)
Provenience: United States of America
Standing Rock Reservation (uncertain)
Fort Peck Reservation (uncertain)
Culture Area: Great Plains Culture Area
Height: 27 cm
Length: 92 cm
Width: 21 cm
Credit Line:Exchanged with E. W. Lenders


Elaborately decorated cradle board. The outer surface is covered entirely with seed beads, primarily light blue but with decorative geometric pattens in indigo, yellow, red, and green. Two studded boards with yellow tassles at their tips extend from the top of the cradle board. Two crossed strands of blue beads run from just below the boards to the rim of the cover. The inside is lined with blue and white striped cloth, and it is fastened shut with leather ties.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Native American Voices: The People - Here and Now (01 Mar 2014) View Objects in Exhibition

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