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Title Apache doll with pack
Object ID 2010.20.195
Object Name Figurine
Description Paper in box says Apache woman with cradle board, but this isn't a cradle board. It is a pack frame. Native woman wearing a green print, knee length cotton dress. It has an unfinished Vee neck and short sleeves. The woman is carved from wood and painted red. She has black horse hair. Her right hand has a walking stick and her left is holding the pack frame. A leather band, attached to the frame goes around her forehead, another, thinner, strap is tied around her waist. Against her back is a leather pad the frame rests upon, The frame is four long sticks joined by a yarn covered wooden circle. A crotched mesh goes from the circle to the area on her back where the four sticks meet. In this container is some stringy material (possibly moss) used as packing for the squash and watermelon. She has straps painted on her feet to represent the straps that would hold her sandals on. Theere is a small object tied to the frame, possibly representing a water bottle.
Dimensions H-12.5 W-6 D-10 inches
Collection Cook Native American Ministries
Search Terms Cook Native American Ministries

Figurine of a Native woman with a load on her back

Figurine, Apache

Indian Artifacts