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doll in cradleboard
  • Ute peoples
  • doll in cradleboard, late 1800s–1916
  • Where object was made: United States
  • wod, buckskin, silk, fur, metal, beading, embroidering
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 31 x 12.5 x 6.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 12 3/16 x 4 7/8 x 2 1/2 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5893

Doll in cradleboard. The cradleboard is teardrop shaped, the narrow part at bottom and curved portion at top. Baby is bundled on front. Board is covered with buckskin with a pouch to wrap baby. The baby's head is buckskin over cloth, the face embroidered and dark fur for hair. The buckskin wrapping has a yellow edge around the baby's face. The panel behind the baby's head is fully beaded with yellow cloth around the edge. It has a white field, two red heart shaped flowers and a pink heart shaped flower, two dark blue circle flowers and green stems. Buckskin fringe at top. Beaded pouch to proper left of baby in pink and medium blue. Small gold colored bell to proper right of baby.