Fully Beaded Lakota Cradle Board by Douglas Fast Horse – eBay Find of the Week

By Paul G on January 2, 2013
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • MySpace
  • Google Bookmarks
  • del.icio.us
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • LinkedIn
  • email
  • RSS
  • Print

From eBay:

CONDITION – *Excellent*
*Backboard has been repaired and is missing 1 beaded tassel.*
Beadwork is tight.

AGE – Between 1990 – 1995

SIZE – Cradle is approximately 9″ wide at its widest and 20″ high.
Backboard is approximately 35 1/2″ high

MATERIAL – Cradle appears to be made from deer hide and lined inside with purple trade cloth.
The backing of the cradle is made of leather.
Backboard is wood.

Absolutely gorgeous, fully beaded cradle by reknown and award winning Lakota artist, Douglas Fast Horse. Lazy stitch technique, geometric designs on predominantly purple background. The detail is stunning.

Includes turtle fetish, abalone shells and beaded fringe adornment.

The backboard of the cradle as well as one spot on the front show repair, please utilize the zoom feature on the photos to examine more closely. One beaded tassel is missing from the front of the backboard.

This is an exceptional work highlighting not only the talent of one of the world’s best bead-work artists but also the care, emotion and tremendous amount of respect that Douglas Fast Horse puts into all his creations.

Click here to Bid

Click here to Bid

TOPICS: Blog, Featured

One Response to “Fully Beaded Lakota Cradle Board by Douglas Fast Horse – eBay Find of the Week”

Leave a Comment








    

Pow Wow Calendar Search

 
Month: Year:
Location:
Help support PowWows.com

New Threads

Dance Styles

fancyshawldancing

Fancy Shawl Dancing

Ladies Fancy Shawl is the newest form of Native American Women’s Dance, and is quite athletic! Fancy Shawl is often called Northern Shawl, as it does come form the Northern …

Crafts

Quill Earrings

How to Make Porcupine Quill Earrings – Craft Tutorial

Porcupine quills were used by Native people of the Great Lakes area as decorating materials long before the introduction of seed beads by the European traders. This seemed to be true where ever this animal was found in the wooded areas of the northern continent.

Quills were dyed colors with natural dyes, used in their round state, or flattened and used as a platting material. The most renowned decorative use of quills in the Great Lakes area was and continues to be on birch bark baskets.

AMERICAN INDIAN PHOTO GALLERIES

View thousands of photos of dancing, singing, crafts and more. Share your photos online!