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Miao Tribal Chinese appliquéd baby carrier

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Miao Tribal Chinese appliquéd  baby carrier
This is a very traditional design for a Miao baby carrier, not only in shape and techniques but even down to the design motifs.

It measures 39 by 22 inches and is composed of two joined pieces of different shapes and natures. The top piece in these photographs is much more padded, and it is the piece which separates the mother from the baby. The rectangular piece goes over the outside of the baby. The whole piece is backed with indigo dyed cotton.

The appliqué of the top piece is much more padded and provides cushioning.

The whole measures 39 by 22 inches. It is in very good condition, though the two straps which would have secured the baby in place are missing.

Note: "Miao" is the name the Chinese have given to various groups of Hmong along with some other ethnic groups in southeastern China.

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