Loading

cradleboard

Kiowa peopleslate 1800s–1928

Spencer Museum of Art

Spencer Museum of Art

Cradleboard designs reflect a need for safety and mobility in the lives of Great Plains people. Cradleboards were engineered to keep babies secure and comfortable, while allowing women freedom to work and travel. They could either be carried by straps on one’s back or easily attached to a saddle or travois.

Show lessRead more

Details

  • Title: cradleboard
  • Creator: Kiowa peoples
  • Date Created: late 1800s–1928
  • Physical Dimensions: Object Height/Width/Depth: 114 x 34 x 26 cm, Object Height/Width/Depth: 44 7/8 x 13 3/8 x 10 1/4 in
  • Type: furniture and furnishings
  • Medium: wood, buckskin, cloth, metal, beading, incising

Additional Items

Recommended

Translate with Google
Home
Explore
Nearby
Profile