1920s NATIVE AMERICAN ARAPAHO INDIAN QUILL DECORATED HIDE CRADLEBOARD QUILLED
Item History and Pricing
This beautiful, Arapaho Cradleboard features a hand carved, bent-wood frame... and hide cover with extensive, quill decoration. It is sinew sewn and features a large quilled disc atop the hood that is a symbolic design element for protecting the brain of the baby. All of the quillwork is done in red, white and black colors. There are ladder like bands of quillwork that frame the child's face flopping over like braids and there are quill covered rawhide thongs that encircle to body of the Cradle Board. There are dew claw danglers at the top with enclosed, quilled rawhide strips and around the crown of the hood there are small “pouches” of patterned fabric associated with the dew claw drops.
To say that this Arapaho Cradle Board is stunningly beautiful does not do justice to the true beauty of this fine Native American Artiface. We guarantee that the winning bidder will be simply blown away by the form, decoration and condition of this fantastic Cradleboard.
The Arapaho Cradleboard offered here is unconditionally guaranteed original and of the period. It is NOT a reproduction or modern recreation but an original, full size Arapaho Cradleboard, crafted around the turn if the 20th century. The Carrier comes with our “no questions asked” return privilege and our lifetime guarantee of authenticity. It is guaranteed to be deemed authentic, original and as described by any qualified third party authentication service.
This very rare and wonderful, ca1920’s Arapaho Cradleboard is in excellent condition. The construct and the wood and hide elements are solid and strong with no damage or repairs of any kind. The hide has some soiling but is soft and supple and the Cradleboard could be used today as it was intended. The Quillwork is exceptionally well preserved with very minimal loss. There is some fading of the black quills to a purplish hew as can be seen in the scans below but overall the Cradleboard is exceptionally well preserved and displays beautifully. All elements of the Cradleboard are original and there has been no repairs or restorations - it is 100% original and 100% charming.
A very rare and wonderful, ca1920’s Native American Arapaho Indian full size Quill Decorated Cradleboard and a fantastic addition to any collection!!!
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