Baby carriers, the first option for “auto-reconciling” work and family

Baby carriers, the first option for “auto-reconciling” work and family
1954. Cazam woman. Chaminto, Cuando (Angola) © Antonio Almeida

Baby carriers, the first option for “auto-reconciling” work and family

In the 21st century, the term Reconcile is used to express that women and men have the right to do paid work in equal conditions, with access to all professional levels, with an equal share of caring tasks, family services and personal free time.

Baby carriers, made from different raw materials, allowed women throughout history to reconcile “with themselves” childcare, everyday tasks and productive work, which was often unpaid.

The bushwomen in Angola, use a baby carrier of mammal skin, similar to those used early-on by the first women of our species, who perfected the processing and use of skins for different functions including carrying babies.