Keep Me Warm, Keep Me Safe: Cradling Baby Around the World


In some parts of Ecuador, strips of bark are used as straps for carrying infants; in Borneo skillfully beaded or carved wooden baby seats worn on a parent’s back tell of the family’s social status as well as the baby’s gender. From North American high-tech devices such as convertible strollers to versatile Indonesian cotton-and-silk textiles that wrap baby close to mother’s torso or hips, this exhibition focused on the innovation, ingenuity, creativity and care that mothers and fathers from all over the world employ to cradle their children.