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Northern Paiute (Paviotso) Artist

Cradleboard, early 20th c
Wood, leather and beads
33 13/16 x 12 1/8 x 12 in. (85.88 x 30.8 x 30.48 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American, Nevada
Technique: Basketmaking (Twining)
Credit Line: Pomona College Collection
Accession Number: P5349
Basketry panel covered with buckskin beaded with small blue crosses. Row of fringe. Sun visor. Intermontane region.

Willow stems and sapwood, yarn, cloth, leather, and glass beads

Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 45 (illustrated/bw) fig. 125.

Among the Northern Paiute, cradleboards are constructed of a buckskin-covered basketry panel. The zigzag and diamond designs decorating the visor indicate that the cradleboard was for a baby girl. The use of the buckskin as a covering is a more recent technique.

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  • Overall Dimensions: 33 13/16 x 12 1/8 x 12 in. (85.88 x 30.8 x 30.48 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen

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