Baby Carrier

Baby Carrier
Baby Carrier
Date:
ca. 1930
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Cotton, Hemp (?), Silk; Plain Weave With Supplementary-weft Patterning, Embroidery (borders And Corners); Applique
Dimensions:
72.4 x 50.8 cm (28 1/2 x 20 in.)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Asia
Culture/People:
Miao (Hmong)
Accession Number:
2000.33.4
Acquisition Date:
2000-04-13
Credit Line:

Museum purchase, Gift of the Christensen Fund

An incomplete (ties missing) two-section baby carrier with one panel markedly smaller than the other. Both sections are decorated with fine, discontinuous supplementary- weft pattering in silk on an indigo cotton ground. The overall design of each is made up of repeating geometric motifs. The silk patterning yarns are tan and violet.

The larger panel is framed on three sides by wide bands of indigo-dyed cotton, each appliqued with two or three narrower cotton bands. Cross-stitch embroidery decorates one of the bands on each side as well as the uppermost of three superimposed squares appliqued at the corners.

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