$8,000 baby carrier will sell among Native American treasures

Freeman's are holding a sale of American Design & American Indian Arts next week, on Monday April 19.

The sale includes a wealth of unique items, including this beaded buckskin Flathead cradleboard perhaps once used to carry an American Indian baby.

Dated to the early-20th century, the cradleboard is beaded with an embroidered sawtooth border, coloured white, blue, brown, metallic and green.

The early-20th century embroidered cradleboard

It carries an estimate of $6,000-8,000, and will be one of many historic Native American artefacts to feature in the auction.

Pre-sale exhibitions will be held starting on April 15. Samuel T Freeman & Company are based in Philadelphia, US.


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