Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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doll cradle
  • unknown Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) or Mi'kmaq (Micmac) maker
  • doll cradle, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Canada or United States
  • plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 28 x 23 x 49 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 11 x 9 1/16 x 19 1/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2511

The rectangular cradle has an arched sunshade. The body has two bands of decorative looped splints, dyed red, over a band of green. The sunshade has five bands of decorative looped splints, three bands of red, two of green. The edge bands are more pointed loops than the middle three bands.