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Title
Nimbwi baby carrier
Creator
Skinner-Jones, Ann
Date Created and/or Issued
Summer 1981
Contributing Institution
UC San Diego, The UC San Diego Library
Collection
Ann Skinner-Jones and Joan Larcom Photographs
Rights Information
Under copyright
Constraint(s) on Use: This work is protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). Use of this work beyond that allowed by "fair use" requires written permission of the copyright holder(s). Responsibility for obtaining permissions and any use and distribution of this work rests exclusively with the user and not the UC San Diego Library. Inquiries can be made to the UC San Diego Library program having custody of the work.
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Rights Holder and Contact
Skinner-Jones, Ann
Description
The 'nimbwi,' a two yard long piece of cloth, was traditionally a hand-woven baby sling from pandanus. Replaced by store bought cloth, it was also an traditional gift from bridegroom to mother-in-law to acknowledge and thank her for nurturing the bride. At funerals, mourners again make gifts of 2 yard lengths of cloth and drape them on the sides of the coffin.
UC San Diego Library, UC San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0175 (https://library.ucsd.edu/dc/contact)
Type
image
Language
No linguistic content; Not applicable
Subject
Clothing and dress
Mother and child
South West Bay (Malakula, Vanuatu)
Oceania
Wintua (Malekula, Vanuatu)
Melanesia
Pacific Islands
Land and Custom Sustained and Revived
Place
South West Bay (Malakula, Vanuatu)
Oceania
Wintua (Malekula, Vanuatu)
Melanesia
Pacific Islands

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