Ilmu (pronounced: ill-moo Teaching Wrap 2016)
Roughly translated from Malay, ilmu means knowledge. When Rita decided to produce teaching wraps last year, her intention was not just to showcase our weavers’ talent but to also produce a thinner, narrower wrap to the standard line to encourage educators and YouTube heroes from around the globe. The result was Warna and Rona Prisma. Popular rainbows in diagonal and herringbone weave.
Keeping true to the inclusion of stripes to allow assessment of tension, to ensure there is an easily identifiable top and bottom rail, this year we decided on a diamond weave. Briefly we considered doing away with the rainbow, but as Rita and I grow older and watch our children thrive, this year in particular, we couldn’t forget those babies who grew their wings too early. This wrap is our hearts on our sleeve.
Sharing and teaching how to carry your baby is traditionally done from one parent to another. Nothing can replace experience. But Rita and I went to a Science High School in Malaysia, and most of our lives are governed by evidence! And the evidence behind the positive effects of skin to skin and carrying your child is overwhelming. Equally, the science of safe carrying is now taught formally by established babywearing schools. We hope ilmu a combination of our hearts, experience and knowledge, will be used by you to share your love, experience and knowledge.
Large rainbow with two smaller rainbows as rails, woven against dark grey
26 inches width