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    A CROW BEADED CLOTH MODEL CRADLEBOARD

    c. 1900

    composed of muslin with applied beaded hide panels, each with triangular motifs, hide ties, accompanied by a tag inscribed, This miniature Gros Ventre baby cradle board was made on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation at Harlem, MT. Origin or artist is unknown. The board was passed along to Robert James Gwaltney, Jr. at the time of the death of his mother Lulu (Lou) Frances Granger Gwaltney. The cradle board was kept inside the tobacco pouch where it had been for as long as memory serves. Robert James Gwaltney, Jr.

    Length: 15 ½ inches


    Condition Report*: Overall good condition with moderate wear and moderate soiling. Staining on muslin baking and approx. 4 puncture holes on back. Minor bead loss on largest panel with some fading and fraying of the border binding. Top triangular panel with faded cloth backing. No apparent restoration.
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    Auction Dates
    November, 2007
    10th Saturday
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