Harriett Joan Ehrlich Collection
This is a Peruvian Chancay birthing scene made of sown fabric. It shows a woman giving birth with 3 attendants. The dolls and fabric art of the Chancay culture are made of woven fabric, and are normally stuffed with reed or fiber. In the Chancay culture the midwife scene was given to the pregnant mother for a safe delivery and good luck for everyone involved in the birthing process.