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Title

Baby carrier embroidered with orange butterfly design

20th century

Artist

Miao people

China

Alternate image of Baby carrier embroidered with orange butterfly design by Miao people
Alternate image of Baby carrier embroidered with orange butterfly design by Miao people
  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Dali Yunnan Province China
    Date
    20th century
    Media category
    Textile
    Materials used
    cotton, appliqué and silk embroidery
    Dimensions
    107.0 x 174.0 cm
    Credit
    Roger Pietri Fund 2008
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    31.2008
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Miao people

    Works in the collection

    9

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  • About

    Baby carriers are an important part of a woman's dowry. They are also a prestigious addition to the elaborate clothing worn by Miao people. Miao women are judged by their ability to make intricate textiles and form an elaborate outfit. The quality and sumptuousness of the textiles indicate the degree of skill a woman possesses and the wealth of her family. This piece is heavily decorated with embroidered patterns, which may symbolise Miao history and mythology. Humans, animals and plants, in addition to geometric designs, are all common design elements on Miao textiles.

    Asian Art Department, AGNSW, 2011

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

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