Pictorial Sioux Quilled Baby Cradle

This is an unusual quilled Sioux cradle with a large image of antelope horns on each side and a buffalo head on the top of the cradle. The outer edge has a rolled beaded band and the cradle is lined on the inside with calico cloth. The quill work on the top and sides have quill loss and a number of the feather tufts at the top, bottom and middle are gone. Given the rarity of this kind of imagery of a buffalo head and antelope horns, this is an important and unusual piece of Plains beadwork.

L. 17" to top of cradle

c.  1880
Sold #7748

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