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Cradle; plaited and coiled from vegetable fibre; Fibre cradle made of basketwork from the young red cedar trees. The base is twined and the sides coiled and formed using spruce root. With a decorative pattern in yellow and dark brown, choke cherry bark has been used as a decorative imbrication.
- Production date
- 1904 (before)
Height: 12 centimetres
Length: 65.50 centimetres
Width: 22.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
A handwritten label reads:"Cradle made of the sapwood of young trees of Thuya gigantau, Nuit(?) Salish Indians, value 5.00
Dr FC Newcombe 35/1904".
Fibre craddle made like basketwork, with decorative pattern in yellow & dark brown on natural.
Made from the sapwood of young trees of Thuja plicata. SALISH Indians, N.W.C. Dr. C.F. Newcombe. Acquired in 1904.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1976-1977 7 Oct-16 Jan, London, The Hayward Gallery, Sacred Circles: 2,000 Years of North American Indian Art
1977 16 Apr-19 Jun, Kansas City, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Sacred Circles: 2,000 Years of North American Indian Art
2017 23 Feb-27 Aug, London, BM, "Where the Thunderbird Lives"
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Register 1958: " Transferred on the reconversion of the Orangery to its proper use".
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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