Baby carrier

Bahau [Dayak] peoples, Borneo Indonesia
mid-20th century


Overall: 32 x 40 x 25 cm (12 5/8 x 15 3/4 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wood, fiber, beads, shells, cloth

On View

Arts of Asia, Oceania, and Africa Gallery (Gallery 177)



Baby carrier with wooden seat/base. Decorated with a beadwork panel featuring a large, central figure in yellow. Tufts of beadwork and shells. Braided grass straps.


1990, sold by Gregory Murdock (dealer), Arlington, MA to Clifford Ackley, Boston; 2014, gift of Clifford Ackley to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 28, 2014)

Credit Line

Gift of Clifford S. Ackley in honor of Christraud Geary