Navajo Native Cradles (105101)

Currency:USD Category:Collectibles / Postcards Start Price:100.00 USD Estimated At:200.00 - 250.00 USD
Navajo Native Cradles   (105101)
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6 pictures of Navajo babies in cradles. Navajo babies are kept in papooses or native cradles that are still used today. Materials that are used include pine or cottonwood for support and buckskin is used to tie boards together. Buckskin cloth is used to protect baby from sun and from insects. Carrier protects the baby while parents are busy and makes them feel safe and snug. Belief that having a baby spend time in the cradle ensures a body that will be straight and tall.