Wednesday, August 19, 2015

From the Collection

Artifact of the Week

Hippie Era Baby Carrier
2011-018-0001 - Front
San Lorenzo Valley Museum Collection 
This is a hand-made, hand-tooled baby carrier from the 1970s hippie era.

Strollers and baby carriages of the time just didn't work well here in the Santa Cruz Mountains and so new mom Estelle E. Fein, who wanted to carry her newborn son, Ariel, around on walks and while doing chores at home, contacted a friend who knew how to tool leather.

Hippie Era Baby Carrier
2011-018-0001 - Back
San Lorenzo Valley Museum Collection

Together they created this baby carrier, with a leather seat backed by embroidered cotton, denim straps, and leather cord with beads and bells.

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