infant carrier

Infant carrier. The base or seat made of a flat, semi-circular piece of wood, with carved looped ends on the straight edge. An upright square cane frame, rounded along the semi-circle edge, supports a basketry back to the seat. Two plaited cane straps are each tied onto a top corner of the square. The strap plaiting divides in two and is attached to a twisted cane loop that passes through a hole in each corner of the seat and ties the straps together underneath.
The front of the seat-back is covered in a printed cloth, while flowers and stems on a brown-black ground, edged with red cotton cloth that passes over the rim of the seat and supports a yellow and brown beaded panel on the rear. The red edging on the rear is decorated with nine shell discs, three on each side and three along the top. The bottom of the beaded panel has a row of short strings of small beads.

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