Zuni Mother Beading Charms, Gallup, New Mexico

Shown here is a woman with a bundled infant. She is putting beads on charms for sales, samples of which are shown at the bottom of the image above the caption. The child is bundled in a very confined way on a cradle board, typical of the tradition for Native Americans of this area. It is only used for the first few months.

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The beaded charms on display here are in the shape of dolls, but many types of beadwork are well known.

There is no description on the back of this card, but it is believed to date from the 1940s.

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