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Artist Unknown
Nationality or Tribal Affiliation Hmong
Title Flower Cloth
Type of Object Needlework
Date ca. 1989
Medium Cotton/Thread
Dimensions H-35.5 W-36.5 cm
Collection Missoula Art Museum Collection
How acquired Gift of Susan Lindbergh Miller in honor of Montana's Hmong Community
Object ID 2011.10.136
Statement about this object The elephant foot pattern, a traditional symbol of prosperity, dominates the center of this cloth. Several other motifs are featured, including the seed pattern and fences. The colors are indicative of the work produced for sale in Missoula in the mid-1980s to mid-1990s.
Classification Textiles
Subjects Patterns (Design elements)
Symbols
Elephants
Fences
Seeds
Prosperity
Safety