|Nationality or Tribal Affiliation||Hmong|
|Type of Object||Needlework|
|Date||late 1980s - early 1990s|
|Medium||Cotton fabric and thread|
|Dimensions||H-18.7 W-18 cm|
|Collection||Missoula Art Museum Collection|
|How acquired||Gift of Susan Lindbergh Miller in honor of Montana's Hmong Community|
|Statement about this object||
The two green snail motifs indicate that the work is made the Sam Neua tradition or by a maker from that region.Traditionally, the snail pattern symbolizes family, with conjoined snails, as seen here, suggesting fecundity or fertility.
The pink and purple triangles are commonly called a pinwheel motif.
Patterns (Design elements)