NAVAJO CRADLE BOARD
Many Navajo’s still use a traditional cradle board to keep their babies safe and protected. Our Lukachukai region cradles are made of cedar, laced together with thin strips of leather and feature a wide wooden hoop in the shape of a rainbow over the baby’s head to protect the child. Navajo's believe the cradleboard helps the infant grow to be a strong willed person. A flat cradleboard will give the baby a strong, straight back.
The cradle board is blessed with corn pollen, prayers, songs and good thoughts for the baby before use.
All Navajo Cradle Boards are from the Lukachukai region of the Navajo Reservation.
One way to carry a baby
The Navajo way!