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.