Model of a cradle used during the first month of an infant’s life

  • Exhibition Text

    • The bedding is of shredded cedarbark. The cedarbark cushion covering the head exerts enough pressure to elongate the head. The Haida believed an elongated head increased one’s attractiveness.

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  • Collection Information

    • Catalog No: 16 / 2037 B Field No: 155
      Culture: Nuu-chah-nulth, CLAYOQUATH

      Locale: BC, VANCOUVER ISLAND, WEST COAST
      Country: CANADA
      Material: BARK (CEDAR)
      Dimensions: B) L:38 W:23 [in CM]
      Acquisition Year: 1897 [EXPEDITION]
      Donor: JACOBSEN, F.

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