Baby Carrier

Baby Carrier
Baby Carrier
Date:
ca. 1940
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Hemp (?), Silk; Plain Weave, Embroidery
Dimensions:
67.9 x 56.8 cm (26 3/4 x 22 3/8 in.)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Asia
Culture/People:
Miao (Hmong)
Accession Number:
2000.33.8
Acquisition Date:
2000-04-13
Credit Line:

Museum purchase, Gift of the Christensen Fund

An incomplete baby carrier without ties or lining, possibly never finished. It consists of two seamed panels embroidered (straight and chain stitch) with repeating floral motifs arranged to form a large T. The T is bounded by by three borders of different design and width. Pattern colors are light orange, pale orange, tan, and red-violet. The plain-weave ground appears to be dyed black but has the sheen of indigo.

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