Comanche cradle painted with yellow ochre and decorated with cowry shells, hawk bells, U.S. coins, and trade breads. The boards are decorated with german silver conchas, brass tacks and red and green paint. The footboard rest is hide covered cottonwood. All sinew sewn. Purchased from original family.
overall length: 45", width 15, depth 13"
A very rare pair (male and female) of Apache dolls. Very old and primitive. The female doll is wearing a pair of cactus kicker boots on old saddle leather. She has seven tin cones attached. The male doll is clothed in old cotton clothing with what appears to be a hide foundation for the body. His waist belt is of hide with brass trim. Boots are cactus kickers, from old saddle leather.
Female 7 1/2” tall, male 9” tall
c. Turn-of-the-20th Century
A male and female pair of Sioux dolls dressed in classic Northern Plains attire.
See similar on pg 89, Memory and Vision by Emma Hansen.
Male doll is 13 1/2" high, female is 13" high.
An early child’s Crow Doll, top portion decorated with Dentalium shells. Constructed on early skunk navy blue trade cloth. 2 brass earrings with beaded drops, as well as a beaded necklace. Legs constructed from smoked buffalo hide. Belt ornamented with German silver buttons.
12" tall (excluding base), 9 1/2" wide