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Red cradleboard with glass geometric and floral beadwork and metal tacks on wood

Curatorial Remarks

This type of cradleboard is called a lattice style. A female relative that was not the mother would typically create the cradleboard as a gift to the baby because new life was seen as a blessing to the entire family.

Tags: cradleboard, red, beadwork, floral
People: Kiowa
Places: Southern Plains, Oklahoma
Purpose: domestic use

From interviews with Dr. Garrick Bailey, 2018-2020 University of Tulsa, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology

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Title(s): 
Red cradleboard with glass geometric and floral beadwork and metal tacks on wood
Creator(s): 
Unknown
Culture: 
Native American; Kiowa
Date: 
1890 - 1910
Materials/Techniques: 
cotton, metal, hide, glass
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
84.629
Department: 
Not On View

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