Indian Lady

Title

Indian Lady

Subject

figure, female, child, Indian dress, cane

Description

A Native-American woman stands carrying a swathed papoose in a craddleboard on her back, her hands crossed before her holding a walking stick. She has black hair (perhaps made of horsehair) and wears traditional dress, including a real beaded headband, white dress with maroon trim, and moccasins with a criss-cross rope band on the tops. The baby is attached by metal hooks and is made of burlap and rope with fiberglass coating and paint (with metal underneath). The craddleboard is golden-brown with Native-American designs of black, white, and yellow on the sides. The baby's blanket is painted cream. The sculpture is mounted upon a rectangular base. -- Smithsonian National Inventory

Creator

Ernie Konikson

Date

1970

Format

Reinforced concrete, wood, burlap, rope, paint

Type

outdoor sculpture

Identifier

Erskine

Files

http://www.agilitynut.com/11/8/squaw2.jpg

Citation

Ernie Konikson, “Indian Lady,” NLLN Regional Art and Artists, accessed August 16, 2022, https://nllnart.omeka.net/items/show/61.