Native American Cradleboard Doll- vintage antique

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jan 27, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House

Kiowa Cradleboard doll- circa 1930- from a friend's grandmother in southern Virginia. The grandmother had Indian farm workers who presented the doll to her in 1930. The beadwork and condition is wonderful. The age and tribe was authenticated by an expert from Antiques Roadshow last year,and I sent it to NY to a tribal expert to have him verify it also.I don't have written authentication, but both these gentlemen are experts in their field, and their opinions matched my friend's family story. The bead colors from pre 1900 differ from those from the early 1900's. It is about 11 inches long from top of wood to the bottom. It is a great little doll to add to any collection.

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