Child’s Cradleboard

Item #: 243
Origin: Navajo
Date: Late 19th Century
Media: Wood
Dimensions: 18.5 x 5 5/8 x 6.5″
Description: This child’s cradleboard is all intact with leather strapping, bent wood ring for covering, bottom foot extension and two “V” cut boards as the base – classic in Navajo child’s cradleboard construction. As an added decoration, the top of each base board is adorned with a metal disc. A folded piece of old velvet deep purple cloth is tucked into the area where the baby is to be.

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