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Author Gerdner, Linda, author.

Title Hmong story cloths : preserving historical & cultural treasures / Linda A. Gerdner, PhD, RN, FAAN.

Publication Info. Atglen, Pennsylvania : Schiffer Publishing Ltd, [2015]


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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    746.44 GER    Available
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Description xi, 155 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 29 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-154) and index.
Summary "Hmong story cloths provide a visual documentation of the historical and cultural legacy of the Hmong people from the country of Laos. The Hmong first began making the story cloths during their time in refugee camps, and featured here are 48 vibrant story cloths that provide a comprehensive look at their lives and culture. The creation of a story cloth begins with the selection of fabric and images outlined onto the fabric. Long satin stitches of multi-colored threads fill in the image, while details are applied with intricate satin stitches and borders pieced together and hand-stitched. Topics include history, traditional life in Laos, Hmong New Year, folk tales, and neighboring people. The quality and diversity of content of the story cloths build upon one another to provide a holistic understanding of the Hmong culture and history."
Contents Background -- The Hmong people's journey -- Traditional life in Laos -- Hmong New Year -- Hmong folktales -- Neighboring ethnic people -- Discussion and conclusion.
Subject Embroidery, Hmong.
Needlework, Hmong.
Hmong (Asian people) -- Folklore.
Added Title Preserving historical and cultural treasures : Hmong story cloths
ISBN 0764348590 (hardcover)
9780764348594 (hardcover)

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