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baby sling
  • Karamojong peoples
  • baby sling, late 1900s
  • Where object was made: Uganda
  • goat skin
  • Object Length/Width: 47 x 45 cm not including ties
    Object Length/Width: 18 1/2 x 17 11/16 in not including ties
  • Gift of Sandra Gray
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4195

The small rectangular baby sling was made from mottled black and white goat skin. One edge has been rolled down and sewn in place to create a padded edge. At each corner, very long strips of goat skin in the same color but with more white hair are sewn on to create ties.