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Miao Baby Carriers

Miao Baby Carriers is my personal collection of over 5,000 vintage embroidered Chinese baby carriers.  These beautiful creations of the Miao (Hmong), Dong, Zhuang, and other minority cultures are available, at no cost, for study or exhibit.

Read my article, "Collection Seeks Soul Mate" for more pictorial examples of the baby carriers and for history on why I began to collect them.

-Mark Clayton

Location: Long Beach, California, USA
   Textile Society of America
   American Council for Southern Asian Art
   Ethnic Arts Council of Los Angeles
Languages spoken: English

Miao Baby Carrier, Mark Clayton Collection

Tags: embroidery, antique, ethnic, folk, traditional, tribal, carrier, Guizhou, Yunnan, Zhijin

1 comment:

“Drive a nail home and clinch it so faithfully that you can wake up in the night and think of your work with satisfaction,- a work at which you would not be ashamed to invoke the Muse”
-Henry David Thoreau

In our case, it would be the needle or other fiber tool. Drive it home! And, we all thank you for your words, left here to these good folks. Invoke your Muse!


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