A Rather Large 1920s Apache Cradleboard & Doll Constructed Of Peeled Willows
- This was an actual play doll for a child to carry on its back and is almost full sized.
- Reflecting the Apache love of yellow ocher, the hood of the cradle board made of very thin willows, is painted yellow.
- The willows are all in perfect condition.
- The cradle board cover holding the doll is yellow cotton.
- The doll is made of cotton with velvet hair and an old calico dress of which only the neck shows.
- The cradleboard is zigzag stitched with tubular glass beads.
- A few of these stitches are missing on the rim so please look closely at the attached images.
- The piece measures 21 3/4″ x 11 1/4″.
- The hood is 11″ deep.
- The doll’s head measures 5 1/4″.
- Native American Dolls & Kachinas