Cradle - ROM2005_5476_1

ROM2005_5476_1

Cradle

Maker: Kwakwaka'wakw
Medium:Cedar, depilated skin, wool, paint
Geography: North Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
Date: mid-20th century
Dimensions:
17.5 x 85.7 x 30 cm
Object number: 990.250.28
Credit Line: Gift of Alika & Ray Webber; Certified by the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board under the terms of the Cultural Property Export and Import Act. Attestée par la Commission canadienne d'examen des exportations de biens culturels en vertu de la Loi sur l'exportation et l'importation de biens culturels.
On view
Gallery Location:Daphne Cockwell Gallery dedicated to First Peoples art & culture
DescriptionThis cradle has been constructed with the bentwood technique of kerfed and steamed angles. With the baby swaddled within, the cradle is carried in the mother’s arms or hangs horizontally at her waist. The straps are also used for hanging the cradle from a bent pole and can be swung with the tug of a cord. The painted images likely represent the family crests of the baby for which the cradle was made.
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