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Artist Thao, Thia
Nationality or Tribal Affiliation Hmong
Title Flower Cloth
Type of Object Needlework
Date 1970s
Medium Cotton/Thread/Synthetic
Dimensions H-48.5 W-49 cm
Collection Missoula Art Museum Collection
How acquired Gift of Susan Lindbergh Miller in honor of Montana's Hmong Community
Object ID 2011.10.152
Statement about this object This work, made in Laos, has several motifs such as snails, leaf frond, triangles, and squares. Traditionally, spiraling snails signify family, leaf frond indicates growth, and triangles symbolize mountains, indicating strength.
Classification Textiles
Subjects Snails
Mountains
Strength
Foliage
Family
Growth
Symbols
Patterns (Design elements)