This well made sturdy Cradleboard is made from Buckskin has a lovely arrow and 3 feathers painted on the top hood.It is laced through the center,with conchos and feathers drapping off it.The bottom section has a medicine bag 3 conchos and a medicine wheel,all items to bring the baby good luck and keep it safe.
A cradleboard is a traditional kind of Native American baby carrier. The baby is swaddled (wrapped tightly in a small blanket) and strapped to a specially designed flat board, usually made of a wood plank (although some tribes wove them from basket fibers.) The cradleboard can then be carried in the mother's arms, worn on her back like a backpack for travel, propped up on the ground like a baby chair, or secured to a sled or travois for longer journeys. After horses were introduced to the Americas, cradleboards in some tribes began to be designed to hang off the side of a horse as well.
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