Beaded Panel from Baby Carrier
Iban Dayak, Borneo, Indonesia
Ca. 19th century
7.5 in x 7 in :: 19 cm x 17.78 cm
A beaded panel depicting a complex array of over-lapping mythical animals. It was attached to the outer portion of a baby carrier. These designs were intended to protect the child by warding off all malevolent spirits and repelling sickness.
Inventory # 103119