Model of a cradle main content.

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

No_1.5.Modelofacradle_hero

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.

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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