Three Beaded Cradles

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Sioux Beaded Cradle
Wonderful old Sioux beaded cradle on buffalo hide. Beaded in red, blue, green and yellow on a white field, featuring large green squares with bold blue and red design elements. Tab is half-beaded on verso in yellow and blue, with front suspensions of large blue beads and hawk bells. Canvas back. Finely executed and detailed, it measures 28" from the top of the tab to the bottom of the cradle. Collection tag attached. Excellent condition.

Lot 157, Brian Lebel's Cody Old West Auction - June 22, 2019. Santa Fe, NM.
Estimate $15,000-18,000.


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Sioux Beaded Cradle
Classic Sioux beaded cradle with tab top. Traditional designs, including blue crosses in green squares trimmed with red, light blue and dark blue borders. A bold beaded red line runs the full length. Wrapped edges. 32" from the top of the beaded and fringed tab to the bottom. Lead FENN collection tag. Excellent condition.

Lot 158, Brian Lebel's Cody Old West Auction - June 22, 2019. Santa Fe, NM.
Estimate $15,000-18,000.


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Sioux Beaded Cradle
Northern Plains fully beaded cradle with quilled accents. Green squares with multi-color crosses, large deep blue elements bisected by a bold red line, all on a bright white field. Finely executed with great details, such as the traces of ochre on the thin strip of hide around the opening, as well as a quilled lizard drop, and additional quilled drops at opening and at boards. Collection number inked discreetly on inside at bottom. Tacked boards likely added, as is usual. The cradle measures 24” tall, 40” including the boards. A really fine example.

Lot 159, Brian Lebel's Cody Old West Auction - June 22, 2019. Santa Fe, NM.
Estimate $15,000-18,000.