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poqx'a g'ono (doll cradleboard)
  • Ute peoples
  • poqx'a g'ono (doll cradleboard), early 1900s
  • Where object was made: FOUR CORNERS AREA, United States
  • buckskin, rawhide, cotton, grey willow, wire, beading, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 49 x 22 x 18 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 19 1/4 x 8 5/8 x 7 1/16 in
  • Gift of Orvel A. Criqui
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2319

The small cradleboard has a sun shade of twigs, held together with strips of cloth and supported with cloth covered wire and bent to form a hood. There is a loom beaded strip across the front edge of the sun shade, with a buckskin backing, and small piece of buckskin above, edged in dark blue and white beads. The beaded strip has a yellow field. The repeating design is a diamond flanked with chevrons. The design is in medium blue and orange or blue-green and orange.

The baby wrapper portion is buckskin with a rawhide back, and laces down the front. There is short buckskin fringe on the top, under a loom beaded strip, with a larger scale diamond and chevron design in red, blue-green, dark blue and orange. A line of white beads with medium blue triangles travels down the side seams and around the bottom.