It's safe for a front and hip carry. I wouldn't use it on your back or with an older child due to it's thin nature. I also don't think it's very wide from what I've heard. The weave may tighten with washing, but just be careful about snagging it.
Hope that helps!
It's likely to shrink on washing, but is very pretty. I can't say (because of not knowing the brand) whether it's safe, but you could test it out first by carrying a bag of potatoes roughly the same weight as your baby.