Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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doll cradle
  • unknown Mi'kmaq maker
  • doll cradle, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Northeastern United States
  • plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 18.5 x 22 x 42 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 7 1/4 x 8 5/8 x 16 1/2 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2544

The rectangular cradle has a sunshade at one end. The body of the cradle has verical stripes in red and white, with a band of green at the top and bottom. The sun shade has red on the vertical portions, and the top is left undyed, with a green stripe in the center. There are two bands of green decorative looped fibers, one at the edge of the shade the other at the rear of the shade.