Baby carrier

Kayan mothers fasten stable wooden carriers on their backs to hold and protect their babies. As a woman moves, the ornaments on the carrier rattle to repel evil away from her child. Observe the carving on the spine. The Kayan believe infants’ souls are vulnerable until age two, the point at which souls attach securely to the body.


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    Africa: West Africa, Mali

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    Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Borneo

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    Asia: East Asia, China, Southern China, Guizhou Province

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What do you do to protect yourself and the people you care about, and what are you seeking protection from?

responded: May 26, 2010

Posted by Sheila

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I protect my phone with a plastic case, and my head with a bike helmet. (Actually the truth is, I should be using those things, but I left home today without either of them). As for my soul... well, maybe it could use a hard plastic covering, too.

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