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Paiute Baby Cradle, 36" x 13"

Currency:USD Category:American Indian Art / Art - Bead Work Start Price:3,500.00 USD Estimated At:5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD
Paiute Baby Cradle, 36  x 13
4,500.00USDto floor+ buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2016 Mar 19 @ 13:33UTC-6 : CST/MDT
Paiute Baby Cradle. 36" x 13". Fabulous, early soft-sided cradle on a carved wooden backboard. All sinew-sewn. Beautiful lines of beadwork cover the top in various colors of period beads. Body is laced hide and adorned with a beaded fetish, a ring and a trade bead drop. Red trade cloth and additional lines of beadwork accent the opening for the head. The back is fringed with a 13" leather drop accent that is beaded and decorated with the same red trade cloth. A wonderful example of Native American craftsmanship. Circa 1880. Provenance: Collection of Dr. Delwin & Karen Bokelman, PA., & pictured in their book Precious Dreams, pages 6 & 11.