Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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baby sling
  • Ayoreo peoples
  • baby sling, late 1800s–1976
  • Where object was made: Paraguay
  • plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 41 x 27 x 18 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 16 1/8 x 10 5/8 x 7 1/16 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5360

The baby sling has a woven bed and cords on either end. The cords attach to a woven strap. The bed portion has red, blue and natural colored stripes (in varying sizes) with a stripe of natural colored diamond outlines overlaid. The strap has one red and one natural colored stripe.