Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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doll with cradleboard
  • unknown Kaw (Kanza) maker
  • doll with cradleboard, early-mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cardboard, leather, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: a 6 x 2 x 1.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: a 2 3/8 x 3/4 x 9/16 in
    Object Height/Width/Depth: b 11.5 x 4.5 x 2 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: b 4 1/2 x 1 3/4 x 3/4 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5867.a,b

Doll (2007.5867.a) in cradleboard (2007.5867.b).

Peg-like wooden doll, wrapped in brown leather. The doll's face is painted brown with red cheeks.

Cradleboard has a flat backboard with and arched top and a pocket for the doll. Brown, but darker brown at top and bottom of pocket indicate there may have once been more decoration.