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Love and blessings: The Art of Baby Carriers
March 11 -- July 5, 2015
Charles B. Wang Center Skylight Gallery

 

 

 

Celebrating precious traditions and the culture of baby carriers from Taiwan and Southwestern China, Love and Blessings: The Art of Baby Carriers presents intricately crafted objects with rich cultural symbolic meanings. Traditionally a gift from the mother’s branch of the family, these carriers are seen as a vessel of memories and blessings for the child. Each stitch and thread of embroidery work on baby carriers is a deep expression of a mother’s affection and devotion to her child.

All works are a loan from National Museum of PreHistory in Taiwan, Chinalai Tribal Antiques, Ltd, Dr. David D. Stein and Dr. Phyllis A. Kempner. This exhibition is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and the Hanlin Chinese Culture Association and organized by independent curator Taini Hsu and Jinyoung Jin, Associate Director of Cultural Programs at the Charles B. Wang Center.