Indian Cradles of California and the Western Great Basin

This book presents a thorough survey of cradles, cradleboards, and cradle baskets from thirty-one tribes across California. Farmer visited public and private museums, private collections, and auction houses to document the characteristics of these sturdy and lovingly constructed baby baskets from cultures as diverse as the Klamath River, the eastern Sierra Nevada, and Baja. Full-color photographs display each cradle’s distinctive construction and decorative work.

About the Author

Justin Farmer, an Ipai basket weaver, collector, scholar, and cultural activist, has long been a fountain of knowledge and a seemingly inexhaustible reservoir of humor and (sometimes) good jokes. Justin is a cherished friend, and Heyday is pleased that he has allowed us to handle the distribution of three of his books.