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Artist Unknown (White and Blue Hmong)
Nationality or Tribal Affiliation Hmong
Title Daim Nyias (Baby Carrier)
Type of Object Sling, Infant
Date date unknown
Medium Cotton, thread, Indigo
Dimensions H-67.2 W-43.5 cm
Dimension Details Above is for the central panel only; straps are each 58 3/4" long.
Collection Missoula Art Museum Collection
How acquired Gift, Nora Bryan
Object ID 2015.13.14
Statement about this object According to Bounthavy (Vee) Kiatoukaysy, this design is unusual. The small embroidered panel on top is indicative of White Hmong, while the indigo panel on the bottom is Blue Hmong (also known as Green Hmong).

In the bottom panel, the red fabric is a hook motif and sewn in the tuck and fold process, which the Hmong call "chev."


Classification Utilitarian objects
Textiles
Subjects Mothers & children
Patterns (Design elements)
Snails