Superb Antique Kalimantan Dayak baby carrier with beautiful & uncommon blue beads
Rare lobster motif.
Rare beaded panels for the top, left and right rims.
Valuable glass beads all along the top panel.
Lovely old batik cloth patches in the lining.
Beaded panel is estimated to be from the early-mid 1900s and then reset on a later rattan basket from the late 1900s
12" (30.5 cm) high by 12" (30.5 cm) wide by 6" (15.2 cm) deep
LITERATURE REFERENCE : Photographs of baby carriers being used in real life may be seen on pages 55-56 of the book titled "Borneo - A photographic Journey" by Dennis Lau