A decorative traditional southwestern Native American wood cradle board, handcrafted with real cedar slats and leather lace. This American Indian papoose cradle board is an authentic Native American handcraft made by the famous craftsmen of the Navajo Tribe. Famous for their rich history in New Mexico and Arizona, the Navajo Indians have been building traditional handcrafts for generations.
This unique type of handmade papoose is a Native baby cradle used as a back pack to carry an infant. Traditionally, mothers would wrap the baby in white linen cloth and tie them in the cradle board. It could then be stood against a tree or rock while the mother worked or carried it on her back.
A papoose cradle board is a Native American symbol of life and a very interesting decorating accessory in southwestern style and western home decor. Use this as a wall hanging for rustic decor in a cabin, log home or southwest room. Cradle boards are perfect for creating a ranch, cabin, lodge, or rustic cowboy and Indian look.