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    MELBOURNE

    Cloth as Community: Hmong Textiles in America

    Presented by Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts at Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts, Melbourne

    September 16 - December 16, 2017

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    Hmong flower cloth (or paj ntaub) is one of the world’s great textile traditions and an excellent example of cloth as community. Despite its deep roots in Hmong culture, this complex art was not widely known outside Asia until after the Vietnam War, when Hmong refugees arrived in the United States. The works illustrate the profound relevance of textiles as infrastructure in the Hmong culture, an art form that ...more


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