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Star Baby Papoose
Maker unknown
Sioux, Rapid City, South Dakota
Cotton/polyester with polyester filling
13" x 29 1/2”
MSUM 7563.6
Photo by Mark Eifert, all rights reseved by the Michigan State University Museum

Historically, quilts have been used to wrap and carry babies. Cloth pieced in the star pattern has been used to make a Sioux papoose carrier.

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