1880s NATIVE AMERICAN CHEYENNE INDIAN BEAD DECORATED HIDE CRADLEBOARD COVER
Item History and Pricing
|Handmade: Yes||Tribal Affiliation: Cheyenne|
This beautiful, Cheyenne Cradleboard ...Cover is thread and sinew sewn and features a beaded disc with central star atop the hood that is a symbolic design element for protecting the brain of the baby. There is a stiff hide, bead decorated tab at the top of the back of the hood that also features a star design. The beadwork is done in colors of chalk white, light blue, and Charlotte-cut red, rose, and iridescent. At the back side of the hood there are beaded, rawhide drops which fall from stiff hide tab.
The interior of the beaded hide hood is lined with its original, patterned blue cloth trade cloth while the body of the Cover is made of a body of the Cradle Board Cover below the beaded hood is made of a patterned, cotton trade cloth with cream colored lining and trim at the bottom.
To say that this Cheyenne Cradleboard Cover is stunningly beautiful does not do justice to the true beauty of this fine Native American Artifact. We guarantee that the winning bidder will be simply blown away by the form, decoration and condition of this fantastic Cradleboard.
The Cheyenne Cradleboard Cover offered here is unconditionally guaranteed original and of the period. It is NOT a reproduction or modern recreation but an original, full size Cheyenne Cradleboard Cover, crafted in the fourth quarter of 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, ca1800’s Cheyenne Cradleboard Cover is in excellent condition. The hide elements are solid and strong with no damage or repairs of any kind. The Beadwork is exceptionally well preserved with no loss, damage or repairs of any kind. All of the Trade Cloth elements are well preserved with a few small spots of staining to the cream colored trim at the bottom edge as can be seen in the scans below. Overall this Cheyenne Cradleboard Cover is exceptionally well preserved and displays beautifully. All elements of the Cradleboard Cover are original and there has been no repairs or restorations - it is 100% original and stunningly beautiful.
A very rare and wonderful, ca1880’s Native American Cheyenne Indian full size, Bead Decorated, Hide and Trade Cloth Cradleboard Cover and a fantastic addition to any collection!!!
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