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Baby Carrier
Baby Carrier
Date:
ca. 1900
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Cotton, Silk; Plain Weave With Discontinuous Supplementary-weft Patterning (central Panels), Calendering (borders), Quilting (ties)
Dimensions:
73.7 x 35.2 cm (29 x 13 7/8 in.) width at bottom; 26 cm (10 1/4 in.) width at top
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Asia
Culture/People:
Miao (Hmong)
Accession Number:
2000.33.5
Acquisition Date:
2000-04-13
Credit Line:

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.

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