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Baby carrier; made of cotton and silk. Pink, with tying bands which are a Chinese type of cloth in which the design of birds and flowers has been made by pushing paste resist through stencils. Embroidered detail also.
- Production date
Length: 67 centimetres
Width: 64 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Corrigan notes that the Geija people are considered by the Han people to be Miao, but they consider themselves to be a separate minority group called Geija. They live in an area west of Kaili to Chongan town and along the Conganjiang river.
Text from Corrigan 2001: 74: kaili city area, qiandongnan prefecture. Baby-Carrier (Gejia Group). T-shape baby-carrier with attached bands that pass across the chest, round the waist and under the child's bottom and are tied at the front. Indigo-dyed cotton, predominantly embroidered in a chain stitch filled with satin stitch, worked with a twisted thread. The tying bands are decorated with what may be a paste-resist design, of birds and flowers.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
Selected items from Miao textiles were on display in exhibition 'Miao Costumes from South West China' as part of the BP Exhibition Showcase, which closed 11 Oct 1998.
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- Acquisition notes
- Corrigan visited this village in 1988, 1991, 1992 and 1998. It is unclear from what visit this item was acquired.
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