CHILDâ€™S HOOD, C1966, INDUS KOHISTAN, KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA, PAKISTAN, COTTON, SILK, GLASS, METAL, SHELL, PLASTIC, BRASS, TUSKS. NATIONAL GALLERY OF AUSTRALIA, CANBERRA. PURCHASED 1985. PHOTO: NGA – TAASA Review September 2021
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Probably made as part of a dowry, the baby carrier displays not only the quality of the makerâ€™s work but, like the Dayak baâ€™, the wealth of her family.
Heavily appliquÃ©d and embroidered with flowers and butterflies, it too would have been tied to a womanâ€™s back with the child safely bundled within, revealing nothing but the infantâ€™s head. ...