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doll in cradleboard
  • Kiowa peoples
  • doll in cradleboard, late 1800s–1923
  • Where object was made: United States
  • wood, cloth, plastic, string, rawhide, pigment
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 14 x 4 x 3.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 5 1/2 x 1 9/16 x 1 3/8 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Roofe
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5865
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Description

Small plastic doll in a cradleboard. The doll's face is painted, but the body is not visible. It is wrapped in unbleached cloth inside a light colored cradle board that is closed with string. Thin brown cloth attached at top of cradleboard to cover doll's face. Two brown wooden pickets at top of wooden frame for cradleboard. Cloth and wood are colored with yellow pigment.