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Cradle

Museum number:
1-1
Permalink:
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Alternate number:
2001 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.13
Object count:
1
Description:
Baby cradle (similar in style to Pomo sitting cradles). The basket has bent willow warps and string wefts. A hoop, probably made of oak, is at the head of the cradle. White and blue commercial cloth carrying and securing straps, as well as one red fragment of cloth, are tied to the cradle.
Donor:
John Preston Stanley and Phoebe Apperson Hearst
Collection place:
Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California
Culture or time period:
Wappo
Collector:
John Preston Stanley and Philip Mills Jones
Collection date:
1901
Materials:
Oak (hoop), String (fiber product) (weft), and Willow (warp)
Taxon:
Salix
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
6.1 Cradles and Swaddling
Accession date:
August 1901
Context of use:
This type of cradle is for the baby to sit in, with their legs hanging out. The hoop was used for carrying, protecting child from falls, and for attaching a sun shade.
Department:
Native California (archaeology and ethnology)
Dimensions:
entire cradle— width 22.5 centimeters and entire cradle— length 30 centimeters
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