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Artist Vang, Dia
Nationality or Tribal Affiliation Hmong
Title Man's Hat with Spirit Protector Motif
Type of Object Hat
Date ca. 1970s
Medium Cotton, nylon
Dimensions H-17.5 Dia-18.5 cm
Dimension Details Height includes pom.
Collection Missoula County Art Collection, managed by the Missoula Art Museum
How acquired Gift, Art Associates of Missoula, 1980
Object ID 1980.01.H17
Statement about this object This man's hat is encircled in a Spirit Protector motif, according to Hmong scholar Gayle Morrison. The designs are edged with a couched gold thread. Triangles around the bottom edge are the mountain pattern, which may symbolize strength.
Classification Textiles
Clothing
Subjects Patterns (Design elements)
Symbols
Spirits