520 East 72nd Street, 2C (By Appointment Only) New York City, NY 10021 , United States Call Seller 212.439.9257


Vintage Apache cradleboard

$ 850
  • Description
    Vintage Apache cradleboard

    made out of yucca, dyed yucca (yellow is from the yucca), hide, old trade cloth and old string

    14” at the widest place x 29 3/4” long

    excellent condition

    circa 1900

    ex: Private Collection



    The Apache were a mobile culture. An Apache woman carried her baby in a cradleboard such as this, securing it to her back with a trump line or perhaps restiing the cradleboard against a tree when she rested or worked. This cradleboard is full-sized. It has survived the years in excellent condition.

    The Apache were a mobile culture. When they traveled or when the mother was working, she carried a young child in a baby carrier such as this. This cradleboard is full sized and it has survived the years in excellent condition.
  • More Information
    Origin: United States
    Period: 1900-1919
    Materials: Yucca, Hide, Cloth
    Condition: excellent condition
    Creation Date: circa 1900
    Styles / Movements: American Indian, Traditional
    Patterns: Handmade, Traditional
    Dealer Reference #: mc2273
    Incollect Reference #: 607906
  • Dimensions
    W. 14 in; H. 29.75 in;
    W. 35.56 cm; H. 75.57 cm;
Message from Seller:

For over thirty years, Marcy Burns American Indian Arts LLC has been nationally recognized as a premier dealer in antique American Indian basketry, textiles, pottery and jewelry, including Native American and Classic Designer jewelry from Taxco, Mexico.

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