(d-0003) 1920s Apache Cradleboard & Doll



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


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