infant carrier

Child's carrying chair made of lengths of bamboo slotted together. The chair has a curved back rail and faces a frame which would have rested against the carrier's back, so that the baby sits behind and facing the carrier. This frame has two rails on which several hoops hang, presumably for the child to play with as it is carried along. The chair has a seat which is mostly open, and a raised footrail. There are some loose bamboo lengths which appear to have been part of the chair, though it is not clear how they fitted it as it seems to be more or less complete.

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