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Artist Xiong
Nationality or Tribal Affiliation Hmong
Title Flower Cloth
Type of Object Needlework
Date 1991
Medium Cotton/Thread
Dimensions H-61.8 W-61.8 cm
Collection Missoula Art Museum Collection
How acquired Gift of Susan Lindbergh Miller in honor of Montana's Hmong Community
Object ID 2011.10.55
Statement about this object According to Bounthavy (Vee) Kiatoukaysy, the square flower cloth is typical of the embroidery that made in the refugee camps after the war with the intent to sell. Though the square style is new, this cloth, made by Nyia Kou Lee's mother, has a prominent worm motif, which is a traditional and distinctly Hmong pattern.

The Hmong term for the tuck-and-fold applique process is "chev."
Classification Textiles
Subjects Patterns (Design elements)
Symbols
Worms