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Museum purchase, Gift of the Christensen Fund
Baby carrier consisting of two rectanglar sections, one larger than the other, each with a central panel of finely woven, discontinuous supplementary-weft patterning. These central panels are bound on all sides by 2"-wide bands of indigo-dyed and calendered cotton plain weave. The two sections are joined at their narrow ends with a seam the width of the central panel only. Quilted, indigo-dyed cotton ties extend from each end of the side borders of the smaller section; short, narrow striped cotton ribbons of cotton and silk are sewn at the outer corners of the larger of the two sections. Colors used in the supplementary-weft patterning are pale orange, pale violet, light gold, pale gray-green, dark blue, red-violet. Both sections are backed with indigo-dyed cotton plain weave. Some wear to patterning at center of smaller section.