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Baby Carrier

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Object Number:
P628
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Kayan
Provenience:
Borneo
Sarawak
Baram District
Date Made:
Before 1897
Early Date:
1870
Late Date:
1897
Section:
Oceanian
Materials:
Rattan
Wood
Cotton
Glass
Mollusk Shell
Seed Pod
Rattan Peel
Technique:
Beadwork
Description:
Baby carrier of woven rattan with wooden seat. Inside lined with pink cotton trade cloth. Back covered with red trade cloth and a beaded panel of yellow and black abstract designs. Across the top and down the sides of the beaded panel four large and six small conus shell discs with large yellow beads and short strings of yellow and black beads in the centers. Bunches of dangling charms: seed pods, large snail shells, and small brown snail shells. Plaited rattan peel shoulder straps.
Height:
29cm
Width:
36cm
Depth:
15.5cm

Current & Past Exhibitions:

The Dayaks: Peoples of the Borneo Rain Forest (Furness, Hiller, Harrison Borneo Collection) (25 Feb 1989 - 01 Jul 1990)
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