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Relatives made this cradleboard in yellow ocher for a baby girl; they would have used white clay paint for a boy. Its wooden backboard is covered in leather and ornamented with geometric and curvilinear designs in pigment and beadwork. A hood of thin wooden rods provided protection if the cradleboard tipped forward and also kept the sun from the baby’s eyes. A small beaded case used to hold a stitching awl for sewing heavy hides hangs from the side.
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