The Kayan and Kenyah natives traditionally carry their babies in rattan back carriers with wooden bottoms. These carriers are elaborately decorated with multicolored beaded panels. Ancient glass beads, bear-claws or leopard's fangs add to the spiritual protection of the baby carried within. Only babies of aristocratic families may have carriers with the full-figure motif. The curled tendril-like motif is characteristic of Kayan/Kenyah art. The central human figures are intertwined with the hornbill head motif.