\u00a0\nThere are Dayak Baby Carriers and then there are Dayak Baby Carriers.\nSpirits in some recent ones are wearing clothing and jewelry \u2013 like vests and underwear!\u00a0 Maybe it is modesty? Hadn\u2019t seen anything like this 5 years ago. But this seems to be a recent trend!\n\nAnd in contrast are the really old ones \u2013 with primitive rendtitions of protective spirits\n\u00a0\n\nThis one is unique because in most others the bead panel is created separately and then the edges are attached to the woven basket. In this case, the design has been created by vertical bead lines, each stitched directly onto the cloth base that is attached to the rattan weave. There is no physical horizontal connector between the vertical lines \u2013 making it a unique way of creating the beaded artwork.\nMaybe this feature is associated with a different sub-group or an earlier era.\nConverted to B&W and in high contrast \u2013 the figure can be seen clearly.\n\nWhich do you prefer?\n\u00a0\n\u00a0\n\u00a0\nmore photos of the old piece here on wovensouls.com\n\u00a0\nThe post Protective Spirits from the Past appeared first on The Art Blog by WOVENSOULS.COM.