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A Complete and Outstanding Mao Baby Carrier

A Complete and Outstanding Mao Baby Carrier


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Textiles: Pre 1940: Item # 1288555
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A large, complete and very striking silk and cotton baby carrier from Yunnan, Wen Shan region of China. Very fine silk embroidery and appliqué on a cotton backing. Mandala-like embroidered geometric designs in the center and floral designs on the sleeves. In Miao, as other minority groups in southwestern China, baby carriers are decorated with outstanding embroidery. The work is often done prior to marriage by a girl, sometimes working together with her mother, and is a display of skill and industriousness as well as a work of art. Condition: Excellent. Only minor signs of wear NOTE: Please see selection of tribal and ethnic textiles in our Trocadero Gallery Dimensions: Total Length of wraps—117 inches Width of Back Panel—30 inches Height of Back Panel—30 inches