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Hmong Quilt, came about in refugee camps of Thailand.

Hmong Quilt, came about in refugee camps of Thailand.

Hmong Embroidery - Animals  This piece is a wild animal paj ntaub, with commonly hunted animals pictured, and with the exception of the rhinoceros which is also part of the scene. The Hmong believe the rhinoceros has healing properties. In the center is a group of deer, eating grass and drinking water from a pond. A pair of quail is heading toward the pool of water, as well as pheasants and other birds. The technique used involved surface stitching.

Hmong embroidery paintings, paj ntaub, often depict wild animals around a pond, in their natural environment. It looks like a peaceable kingdom. A surface stitching technique was utilized.

Hmong Embroidery

paj ntaub or story cloth


Hmong Story Cloth Textile Art Laos by Creation Fountain of Life Birds and Animals

Hmong Embroidery | This tapestry portrays the Secret War in Laos, during the Vietnam War area.

Hmong tapestry portrays th Secret War in Laos, during Vietnam War

Hmong Story Cloth depicts the farming lifestyle of the Hmong mountain people in…

Hmong Embroidery

The Hmong (pronounced "Mong") people are known for sewing story cloths. Their history is one marked with war, cultural persecution, and tragedy.