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Baby Carrier from Borneo [Object of the Day #7]

Baby Carrier

By: Amy Ellsworth

This baby carrier, or ba’, was made around 1890 by the Kayan people of Borneo. Baby carriers not only serve a functional purpose, but have a spiritual significance as objects of ceremony and protection. The carrier may take 3 months to create and will be used until the baby is around two years old. The […]

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