|Nationality or Tribal Affiliation||Hmong|
|Type of Object||Needlework|
|Date||1980 or prior|
|Dimensions||H-17.501 W-17.3 cm|
|Collection||Missoula County Art Collection managed by the Missoula Art Museum|
|How acquired||Gift, Art Associates of Missoula|
|Statement about this object||
The blue spiral snail motif indicates that maker from the Sam Neua region of Laos. Traditionally, the snail pattern symbolizes family, with conjoined snails, as seen here, suggesting fecundity or fertility.
The blue and red triangle pattern is the mountain motif, which may symbolize strength.
Patterns (Design elements)