Ainu mothers carried their young children in a loose garment, or net, on their back. The garment or net was supported by a band round the mother’s head.
Ainu men carried children by holding them in their arms. This is quite different from the Japanese way of carrying children. For a sample of this, see 1910s • Children Carrying Children.
For an interesting passage about the bond between Ainu mothers and children, read 1900s • Ainu Family.
Reference for Citations
Duits, Kjeld (). 1920s: Ainu Mother & Child, OLD PHOTOS of JAPAN. Retrieved on June 26, 2022 (GMT) from https://www.oldphotosjapan.com/photos/646/ainu-mother-child
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