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.
Africa: West Africa, Mali
Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Borneo
Asia: East Asia, China, Southern China, Guizhou Province