For love of their baby

  • Posted Feb. 16, 2012 by David Viewed 275 times

Beaded Baby Carrier

In the island of Borneo, the Ulu Baram region of Sarawak is home to a rich diversity of indigenous tribes, namely the Kenyah, Kelabit, Kayan and Penan who live in the middle and upper reaches of the Sarawak rivers.

The history of each tribe is steeped in a rich tapestry of culture, beliefs and legends. It is this diversity in which Sarawak creativity thrives, giving rise to unique crafts that turn everyday objects to collector's items. Renowned for their artistic skills, they take great pride in the beauty they painstakingly carved, weaved, or sewn into these items.

One of their most renowned handicrafts, sought after by discerning collectors the world over is their beaded baby carriers.

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    • # Justmeg

      wow! this is fantastic! I love the craftsmanship that this photo displays! thanks for sharing the fascinating info and and a look into their culture!

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    • # Marsha

      Wow....a lot of work going into a baby carrier....so beautiful and so intricately done!! Thanks for sharing the image and the tradition...

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