Baby Carrier

 

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I was quite taken by the concept of a baby carrier as a work of art, in the UK at the present time they are simply functional objects, so it was really interesting to read on the SCVA notes how this was made and the meanings of the different aspects of the carving and decoration.

 

I was surprised to discover how recent this work is, it is 20th century work from Borneo. According to the Sainsbury Centre catalogue, the examples of baby carriers such as this “would not have been used for daily use” presumably, then, mainly being used on special occasions.

My notes on it can be found here Baby carrier