infant carrier

Baby carrier, of the Yi people, formed of a square panel of woollen cross-stitch embroidery on canvas, to which 4 panels of velvet have been sewn forming a wide frame. The resulting larger rectangle has been machine stitched on three sides to a rectangle of indigo dyed cotton. At the corners of the open edge the resulting sack has been slightly shaped, presumably to enable the carrier to be more easily supported in some manner.

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