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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  • Baby Carrier

    Baby Carrier

    Africa: West Africa, Mali

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  • Baby Carrier

    Baby Carrier

    Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Borneo

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  • Baby Carrier

    Baby Carrier

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

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