Explore the CollectionBaby Carrier

50cm x 44cm
Place of Origin
Historical Period/Date
20th Century
Registration Number
Surface Stitchery,
Baby Carriers,Costume Accessories,

Physical Description

Panel from a Chinese baby carrier. The ground of black cotton is embroidered in an allover pattern of coloured buttonholed circles joined by chain stitch. In the centre is an appliquéd roundel in surface stitchery on silk and shisha-type glass held in place with brass mounts. Bordered with rows of braid and an embroidered strip in a geometric pattern. This is a Hmong (Miao) piece from Liping county. The peacock motif in the central roundel symbolises dignity and beauty and drives evil away.

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