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29 Authentic Handcrafted Native American Cherokee Made REAL Red Fox Cradleboard

29 Authentic Handcrafted Native American Cherokee Made REAL Red Fox Cradleboard
29 Authentic Handcrafted Native American Cherokee Made REAL Red Fox Cradleboard
29 Authentic Handcrafted Native American Cherokee Made REAL Red Fox Cradleboard
29 Authentic Handcrafted Native American Cherokee Made REAL Red Fox Cradleboard
29 Authentic Handcrafted Native American Cherokee Made REAL Red Fox Cradleboard

29 Authentic Handcrafted Native American Cherokee Made REAL Red Fox Cradleboard    29 Authentic Handcrafted Native American Cherokee Made REAL Red Fox Cradleboard
29 Authentic Handcrafted Native American Cherokee Made REAL Red Fox Cradleboard. Interested in more than one item? The first cradleboard is often made after the child is born. The father is very careful in the construction of the cradleboard because of the belief that a mistake in the construction could cause the child to be born impaired. An infant is the most precious of all gifts. Monster Slayer and Born of Water, the twin hero gods of the Navajo, are represented by the two back supports. The father binds these two slats together by drilling holes in them and lacing them with buckskin. He then constructs the footrest, and this too is attached by drilling and lacing it to the back supports. The footrest represents Mother Earth and is a constant reminder that it is on Her that we spend our lives.

The back supports and the footrest are traditionally made of juniper, the head protector of oak. The head protector represents the rainbow and is also a very practical form of protection. The baby is secured to the cradleboard with laced thongs. Buckskin thongs were originally used because it was believed that the child would develop the same attributes as the deer and therefore would be wise, agile and quick. The lacings represent power, lightning and sun rays.

Warmth will generate from the child because of these lacings. The cradleboard is not only a practical convenience but also symbolizes the love of a mother for her child.

The medicine wheel is placed above the child's head to keep the child safe from sickness and harm. This particular cradleboard is a style that would be used in the winter. The fur around the head and the fur lining is designed to keep the baby warm. Leather color, fur, feathers and decoration will vary. The Native American Indian Artists use only genuine feathers, furs, bones, beads, leather, wood, stone, etc. In the making of each work of art. There is nothing artificial used unless it is required by law. No parts of animals such as bones, feathers, etc. Are from any animals considered endangered. ALL feathers used are from Wild or Domestic Turkeys. The bone components in our items are made of recycled deer, buffalo, or cattle bones or other materials allowed. We understand the true value and nature of hand crafted Indian art. And, we recognize that it is important to know that the artist is truly a member of a Native American tribe. So, to ensure you that this is the real deal, a Certificate of Authenticity will be included with this item. I dislike having to do that, so please pay promptly. GUARANTEE: Your satisfaction is unconditionally guaranteed.

International Buyers are willkommen, bienvenue, ???? We fell in love with Native American jewelry many years ago and really appreciate the true craftsmanship that goes into the making of a piece of genuine Native American jewelry art! That is why we chose to partner up with some of the oldest and most reputable Trading Posts in the Southwest who deal directly with the Native American artisans to bring you a large selection of authentic Native American products. These artisans come from the Navajo, Zuni, Hopi and affiliate tribes on the reservations all of which our close to our home and office, so you can be assured that all our Native American products are authentic! Most of our items are One-of-a-Kind and subject to availability.

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We are always adding new items. The item "29 Authentic Handcrafted Native American Cherokee Made REAL Red Fox Cradleboard" is in sale since Monday, April 04, 2016.

This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Other Nat. The seller is "elkcreektradingllc" and is located in Overgaard, Arizona.

This item can be shipped to United States.

  • Artisan: Wet Foot
  • Tribal Affiliation: Cherokee


29 Authentic Handcrafted Native American Cherokee Made REAL Red Fox Cradleboard    29 Authentic Handcrafted Native American Cherokee Made REAL Red Fox Cradleboard