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Baby Carrier
Date:
ca. 1940
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Cotton, Silk; Plain Weave, Supplementary-weft Patterning, Embroidery; Pieced
Dimensions:
44.5 x 60.3 cm (17 1/2 x 23 3/4 in.)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Asia
Culture/People:
Miao (Hmong)
Accession Number:
2000.33.11
Acquisition Date:
2000-04-13
Credit Line:

Museum purchase, Gift of the Christensen Fund

Incomplete baby carrier, missing straps and possibly a second panel.
The carrier is made up of pieces of white and indigo-dyed cotton plain weave, bands of varying width in supplementary- weft patterning (geomtric motifs), and two squares embroidered emroidered with floral roundels. The embroidered squares and the smaller plain and patterned sections are pieced together to form two panels in mirror symmetry, each bound on the inner edge with light blue cotton cloth. The widest band of supplementary-weft patterning is separately lined and bound on the sides with red cotton cloth, joined to the blue edges of the side panels using blind stitch.

The embroidery and supplementary-weft patterning is executed in black, medium blue, bright pink, and medium pink silk, along with white, which may be cotton.

Embroidery is executed in running, chain, blanket, and cross stitch.

Compare with 2000.33.6

Contemporaneous Works “Art from the same century and country”

No contemporaneous works available.