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Artist Xiang, Song
Nationality or Tribal Affiliation Hmong
Title Flower Cloth
Type of Object Needlework
Date 1980
Medium Cotton/Thread
Dimensions H-22.8 W-22.8 cm
Collection Missoula County Art Collection managed by the Missoula Art Museum
How acquired Gift, Mai Lee, 1980
Object ID 1980.01.H08
Statement about this object Snails 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. This cloth also incorporates elements of a star pattern.
Classification Textiles
Subjects Patterns (Design elements)