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Early 20th C. Apache Wood, Leather Cradleboard

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Lot 0142A Details

Description
Native American, San Carlos Apache Nation (Arizona), ca. early 20th century CE. A classic artifact of the traditional Native American way of life, this is a wooden cradleboard for carrying a baby, made by lashing thin pieces of wood to a curved wooden frame and holding them in place with leather and cloth. The frame is roughly triangular, widening from a curved point at the foot to a broad area near the top. This curves upward to form a sunshade made of tightly spaced vertical reeds also attached to the curved frame. Leather encloses the back of this shade, providing further protection. The woven cotton textile around the front of the sunshade on this example helps us date the piece to being made after trade contact with people of European descent. Leather along the sides of the board along with an interlaced leather strap to tie them together would have been used to swaddle the baby. This is a beautiful reminder of how families cared for their children in the past. Size: 37.75" L x 14.5" W x 13.6" H (95.9 cm x 36.8 cm x 34.5 cm)

Grandmothers or other older women relatives would make these special items, used to hold children in the first year or so of their lives. Babies could then be kept safe and easily moved, or laid nearby where their mothers were working. They were kept swaddled on the board, with soft cloth or glass below them providing a cushion. Objects like amulets, cloth ribbons, and/or bedding would once have been attached to this beautiful board.

Provenance: private Glorieta, New Mexico, USA collection

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Condition
Light wear on surface commensurate with age, but overall in great condition. Small areas of tearing on the leather, especially on the interior of the sunshade and around where the tie fits into the flaps at the sides. The cotton textile is also slightly frayed at its peripheries. All wood components are in very nice condition.
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Early 20th C. Apache Wood, Leather Cradleboard

Estimate $1,600 - $2,400Jul 16, 2020
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