Carrier Textile Pillow
This is a wonderful bronze silk embroidery on a teal-indigo cotton background. It was a fragment from a baby carrier. I think it’s probably Yao, Guangxi or Yunnan province.
The design is fantastic. It’s a closed or unclosed diamond shape with a X in the middle. I left the main panel as I found it sewn together from 3 separate pieces. The side pieces and the back are an Indian handwoven raw silk. It’s 16 x 16 with an invisible zipper and feather and down insert. One of my favorite pieces from a past trip to Beijing–which you can now find at Blackman Cruz.