This rare vintage textile is our most sought after type of baby carrier. The baby carrier is made using reverse applique technique which is one of the harder and more skilled type of needlework. Lovely peacock perched on top of a big beautiful peony flower. We can only imagine the story this textile can tell
❤ Rare corduroy vintage baby carrier combined with rich brown leather ❤ Lovely color combo ❤ Roomy and functional ❤ Running stitching throughout back side ❤ Adjustable backpack straps ❤ Top leather handle ❤ Easy slide open and close tabs
The artisan mothers who made these types of baby carriers would labor over their children’s carrier as a form of protection, intricately stitching and decorating their with designs of birds, flowers and other talismans as they see that these items offer protection against mishaps keeping the child camouflaged and protected from evil spirits.
We will try to advise you of any imperfections that we see on these vintage textiles. Please keep in mind that the imperfections are not considered defective but are considered a natural characteristic of a vintage historical textile. The design of the embroidery panel was first hand drawn then embroidered on. There are a few traces of unfinished embroidery where you can see the ink traces remaining.
We are not experts on vintage textile valuation but from our sourcing trips and talking to the artisans who make them we believe that the textiles range in age from five to eighty plus years old. The artisans spend many months, years, a lifetime perfecting up to fourteen different types of hand stitching techniques. Most of these textiles were originally made for special celebrations such as wedding, baby births and new year celebrations.