Object photography

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Object description

  • Havasupai artist
  • Baby carrier, 19th century
  • Wood, plant fiber, cotton, metal
  • Arizona, United States
  • H: 26 in, W: 9 1/2 in, D: 8 1/2 in (H: 66.0 cm, W: 24.1 cm, D: 21.6 cm)
  • Gift of Mr. Richard Wheatland, 1910
  • E13633


This is a baby carrier. The backing is made of a piece of wood bent to form an oval with thin cross bars. The edges are wrapped in cloth and have further cloth loops and long canvas straps attached. A wicker circle is tied on with red and white cloth where head would rest. There are small metal bells tied to the top.