|Nationality or Tribal Affiliation||Hmong|
|Title||Flower Cloth Cushion Cover|
|Type of Object||Cover, Cushion|
|Dimensions||H-48.5 W-47.8 cm|
|Collection||Missoula Art Museum Collection|
|How acquired||Gift of Susan Lindbergh Miller in honor of Montana's Hmong Community|
|Statement about this object||
According to Bounthavy (Vee) Kiatoukaysy, square flower cloths were typical of the embroidery that was made in refugee camps after the Vietnam war with the intent to sell. This item, a zippered pillow case, is especially representative of Hmong entrepreneurship.
The pattern is a buffalo horn motif made in tuck and fold applique, which is called "chev" in the Hmong language.
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