Rao Jia Baby Carrier
Guizhou, China

Silk satin-stitch and chain stitch embroidery on cotton. Bands of triangular folded silk appliqué.  27½"x 29;"  With straps: 71"x 29."  This a very sturdy object, with graceful designing and exceptionally skillful embroidery.  The narrow layered appliqué bands appear to be machine stitched, but in fact were all meticulously hand stitched.  This baby carrier is over 80 years old and is in very good condition, with a couple of small repairs and a corner gone from the end of one strap. The colors would have been brighter originally.  SALE:  $385.   HOLD

E-5944  Large detail photo

Chinese Minority
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