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Cradle board

Cradle board

Cradle board

Wood and leather

H: 61; W: 19; D: 10 cm

Gift of the Faith-dorian and Martin Wright family, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum

Accession number:

B98.0099

Arts/Americas

It was customary among certain American Indian and Asian nations to carry their babies bound to cradle boards such as this. It may be possible to attribute these peoples' typically flat, wide facial features to this practice.