Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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baby sling
  • unknown Ayoreo maker
  • baby sling, late 1800s–1976
  • Where object was made: Paraguay
  • plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 52 x 29 x 19 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 20 1/2 x 11 3/8 x 7 1/2 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5361

The baby sling has a woven bed and cords on either end. The cords attach to a woven strap. The bed portion has green, red, blue and natural colored stripes in varying widths. There are two bands of light natural diamond outline overlaid on colored stripes. The strap is solid brown.