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Artist Moua, Cher
Nationality or Tribal Affiliation Hmong Sam Neua
Title Flower Cloth
Type of Object Needlework
Date date unknown
Medium Cotton/Thread
Dimensions H-27 W-27.3 cm
Collection Missoula County Art Collection managed by the Missoula Art Museum
How acquired Gift, Mai Lee, 1980
Object ID 1980.01.H06
Statement about this object Traditionally, the snail pattern has symbolized family; conjoined snails, as seen here, suggest fecundity or fertility. Additionally, snails indicate the work is by a maker from the Sam Neua region. A border of alternating black and white triangles -- the mountain design -- is often used to signify strength.
Classification Textiles
Subjects Patterns (Design elements)
Symbols
Snails
Family
Mountains
Strength