Creation Date
1931 – 1955


15.240 cm. W x 36.830 cm. L Item (Overall)

"This type of Papoose or Cradle board was used by the Kiowa, Comanche, Apache and Arapaho Indians of Oklahoma and New Mexico. This model is 14 and one-half inches long. The doll representing the Indian baby is laced tightly into a conical-shaped cloth basket, made rigid by heavy beady done in designs with blue, lavender, red, and white beads. This basket is attached to two flat boards, shaped like skis. These are painted on the pointed ends with geometric figures." 2007 - Note on the back reads: "Cradle made by Cheyenne, Kiowa, Comanche, ---- Apache, Arapaho Indians. Made by Birdie Toppet or Joppet ? (Hard to read the spelling) Age 13 Kiowa Indian." "Teacher - Mrs. Mary Inkanish"

Related People and Organizations
Helbing, Cleora
Inkanish, Mary

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