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Plains Indian Museum

Makers
Plateau 318 Salish 189
Descriptions
Beads 2617 leather 2024 bone 151 wool 622 cloth 876 thread 225 knit 5 pigment 539 stocking batting 6 tooth 5 hand stitching hair 424 machine stitch shell 87 elk 52 cotton 256 seed 1420 wood 4438 pony 43 human 22 binding 36
Names
toy cradle 27
Subjects
floral 651
Date:
ca. 1900
Dimensions:
cradle length: 19.875 in, cradle width: 9.25 in, cradle depth: 3.5 in, doll length: 10 in, doll body width: 4 in, doll head width: 3.5 in, doll depth: 2.25 in
Credit Line:
Gift of Margorie L. Smith
Remarks:
Ritual and Recreation: Toys. Round top board base covered all over with leather (elk?); beaded floral design at top with red and clear pink 5-petal flowers and clear kelly green leaves; leather fringe adjacent to head opening which is lined with pink and white floral print cotton material; laced front with an ornamental string of round white beads, light blue, greasy blue, clear green, black, clear and assorted other pony beads with a bone elk tooth and a serrated edged round piece of shell; back of carrier has a strip of fringe at the top and a leather strap handle; doll in carrier has a leather face with stitched nose, painted black eyes and brows, painted red mouth and cheeks and medium brown human hair sewn on with black thread; white knit stocking head with wool batting body wrapped with yellow, blue and pink on white cotton cloth that has 2 machine stitched seams and pink binding at upper edge-perhaps the sleeve from a dress; carrier is also lined and padded with white knit stocking material.
Accession Number:
NA.507.86

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