From: Arizona | Fort Apache
Curatorial Section: American
|White Mountain Apache
|Arizona | Fort Apache
|Southwest Culture Area
|Wood | Fiber | Glass | Metal | Maize
Cradle model made from a wooden hoop covered with plain cloth over horizontal wooden slats. The cloth is decorated with overlays of wool flannel in red and orange, both cut with zigzag edges. 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 wide 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 lined with green flannel cut into zigzags. A mesh veil dyed red hangs down over the front of the hood. Five strands of alternating white and black beads hang from the top of the hood, each strand ending in a perforated corn kernel. The entire cradle is wrapped in several places with thread and twisted plant fiber cords.
|Gift of Mary Yorke and Ellen McIlvaine Macauley, 1902
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