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Baby carrier
Baby carrier
Date:
ca. 1920
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Cotton, Silk; Plain Weave, Embroidery
Dimensions:
63.5 x 62.9 cm (25 x 24 3/4 in.)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Asia
Culture/People:
Miao (Hmong)
Accession Number:
2000.33.9
Acquisition Date:
2000-04-13
Credit Line:

Museum purchase, Gift of the Christensen Fund

An incomplete baby carrier (ties missing) made of two pieces of gray-green cotton plain weave stitched together and patterned with silk embroidery (chain and straight stitch). The design consists of closely spaced repeats of a single abstract motif combined to form an inverted T-shape. The "T" is bordered by a narrow border patterned with a simple floral scroll and a wider border in which the basic unit of the primary motif is repeated; three narrow, banded "guard" borders separate the borders from each other and from the central portion of the design. Embroidery colors are light orange, tan, and violet; the embroidery thread is plied. This example is unusually well worked with very regular, even stithing and alignment of motifs.

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