The embroidered motifs on the Hmong baby carrier are once believed to disguise the baby as flowers so evil spirits will not lure the weak spirit of the baby away. Now the motifs help to stiffen the cloth so that the baby carrier can transform into an attractive sling bag when the straps are folded away. A new lease of life for the carrier after baby grows up. The straps are padded to provide some comfort for your shoulders. They are made from hemp, the material used for rigging of sail ships in the past, hence sturdy. Speak to our craftswomen today.