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Hmong story cloth

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Titles Hmong story cloth
Description Hmong pa ndau (paj ntaub) textile art. Story cloth illustrating temples, animals, birds, people and spiritual figures. Framed at center with white and green borders, figures are embroidered on a black cotton blend ground. The multicolored embroidered figures are outlined in chain stitch. At the center are two temple representations with meditating monks. Within the border, figures include god of thunder, dragons, people on horseback, people standing, bulls, trees, birds, and a boar. The outer space is a dark blue cotton blend ground embroidered with a variety of additional animals, people, thunder gods, trees and birds. An outer border has two white cotton bands with a green cotton band in between. The backing is multiple pieces of white cotton sewn in white, green and black threads. Story cloths were made for sale by Hmong refugees in Thailand and were sold around the world. Made in Ban Vinai, Thailand. Purchased in Saint Paul, Minnesota, circa, 1979.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 58 inches height
75 inches width
Nomenclature wall hanging
Materials cotton (textile)
polyester (fiber)
Creation Made in: Thailand
Subjects Retailed in: Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Hmong diaspora
Hmong Americans
Household. Decoration & Ornament. Wall Hangings
Dates Creation: Approximately 1979
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 2014.181.1 (Accession Number)

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