Women on Country - Podaegi - Colimacon & Cie
The narrow blanket podaegi (also known as a nyia) is a type of baby carrier with two long straps and a long blanket. It can be used in a front carry from newborn and on the back once your baby has good head control. Podaegis can be used for a front carry or a hip carry. On the back it can be used for a ruck sack style carry or a back carry with a chest belt which takes a lot of weight from your shoulders (back wrap cross carry). A torso carry is also possible. You can leave the straps bunched or you can spread the straps out for extra support. Instructions are included.
Podaegis are one of the most versatile style of baby carriers.The podeagi will grow with your baby due to the long blanket and will fit from newborn to preschool. The headrest is quilted but the rest of the blanket is only two light layers (the weight bearing part of this carrier is through the headrest and straps) so great for warmer weather.
This carrier is made from raspberry Colimacon and Cie (100% organic woven baby wrap fabric made in France) and features very lightly padded combination style straps (211cm long). The blanket is 79cm long and features the artwork of Aboriginal artist Holly Sanders . The name of the print ( cotton linen blend) is Women on Country. The symbols and patterns used throughout Holly Sandars work are related to the country, women and women’s business. Some meanings include: ‘U’ shaped symbols represent people and women; dots and circles represent bush berries and seeds on country; concentric circles represent meeting place areas on country; and lines represent journey, travel or song lines.