University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Patricia R. Whittier

Baby Carriers

A Link Between Social and Spiritual Values Among the Kenyah Dayak of Borneo

By: Herbert L. Whittier and Patricia R. Whittier

At first glance, the baby carrier (ba’) used by the Kenyah Dayak of central Borneo appears to be simply a utilitarian, if highly ornate, object that is functionally analogous to American “Gerry Packs” or to the cloth slings used to carry infants by many people around the world. Indeed, the ba’s is both a useful […]