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Artist Thao, Ying
Nationality or Tribal Affiliation Hmong
Title Flower Cloth Cushion Cover
Type of Object Cover, Cushion
Date 1992
Medium Cotton/Thread
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
Object ID 2011.10.70
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.
Classification Textiles
Utilitarian objects
Subjects Buffalo Horn
Patterns (Design elements)