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