Notes on Culture & Antique Art, Ethnic Decor & Vintage Fashion | Wovensouls Art Gallery
Superb Antique Kalimantan Dayak baby carrier with beautiful & uncommon blue beads
Rare lobster motif.
Rare beaded panels for the top, left and right rims.
Valuable glass beads all along the top panel.
Lovely old batik cloth patches in the lining.
Beaded panel is estimated to be from the early-mid 1900s and then reset on a later rattan basket from the late 1900s
12″ (30.5 cm) high by 12″ (30.5 cm) wide by 6″ (15.2 cm) deep
LITERATURE REFERENCE : Photographs of baby carriers being used in real life may be seen on pages 55-56 of the book titled “Borneo – A photographic Journey” by Dennis Lau
This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user. Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections. Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.