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Catalog Number 01784
Object Name Cradleboard
Collection M. L. Andrews
Date ca. 1900
Tribe Osage
Description Toy cradleboard consisting of flat wood base with rectangular blocks etched into bottom of board. Rectangular blocks painted green background, red in etched grooves, and triangular designs with center circles painted in green, yellow, and red; then studded with brass tacks on outer edges, outline of triangles, in center of circles, and down center. Top of board covered in red muslin. Sash beaded in pink, white, yellow, black, and blue wrapped around center of muslin cloth and tied in back with yarn. Design on beaded sash is of hands. Deerskin hanger at top. Wood brace tied to base. Brace wrapped in red wool that hangs loose at ends and has blue, green, white, and pink border. Top and sides of brace beaded in white background and red and blue beads. 5 strands of deerskin adorned with 6 brass bells each.
Dimensions H-19 W-7 D-10 inches
Material wood, brass, leather, beads, wool, muslin
People Andrews, M. L.
Search Terms bead
Native American
children
Category Native American Misc.