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Dikinaagan (Cradleboard) was made by SAIGE Board member, James E. Pete, DBA. Jim is from the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians in northern Wisconsin. Jim is a life-long student of various aspects of Native Art, i.e., beadwork, leather work, moccasins, regalia, working with birch bark, etc., but feels he is constantly learning.

(Bear not included)

In Traditional times, the Anishinaabe/Ojibwe/Chippewa utilized the cradleboard, as soon as the baby was born. It was believed this would help the baby in its early growth stages, as well as provide a safe and secure feeling. There were items placed on the hoop to entertain the young baby. Also, while the baby was placed in the cradleboard, the mother was able to do her duties and felt confident, her baby was safe. Even if the cradleboard tipped over, the baby was protected by the hoop, so they did not suffer any injuries.

VALUE:400? artist doesn’t sell his work   

Current High BID:  $___100___   INCREMENTS OF: $____5_____

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