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This is a beautiful work of art. This work is typical of the Thai hill tribes such as the Hmong.

The Hmong migrated from southern China in the nineteenth century to the mountainous areas of Laos, Vietnam and Thailand. The Hmong were forced to flee their homeland after the Vietnamese war. After spending time in refugee
camps in Thailand, many Hmong settled in the United States.

The Hmong have brought with them a rich visual arts heritage. Paj ntaub (pronounced "pandoa") or "flower cloth" dates back 2,000 years. It encompasses embroidery and applique, often featuring geometric designs and sometimes depicting animals or other creatures. It continues to be produced by Hmong artists in this country. The designs and patterns used are symbolic in Hmong culture and often are derived from forms in nature. Paj ntaub is used to decorate traditional Hmong clothing and are valued as works of
textile art.
The reverse applique work is done in a fine geometric design with some that appear to be in the shape of butterflies.

The colors are very similar to Amish quilting, and this item is done in purple grape, with needlework done in green, white, red, and purple, done on a background of black counted cross stitch fabric.
The apron has a 10x8" square lined bib with ties and a 29" long x 27" wide skirt with self ties at the waistband. It has 2 patch pockets that are 7" long x 5.5" wide. It is finished with a mitered corner hem and border.
The fabrics are cotton /poly blend broadcloth.

Excellent Quality, New condition. Please Note: The main color of this apron is a true purple Grape. It is sometimes hard to capture the real colors with my digital camera. All my items are stored in a smoke-free, pet-free home.

Please see my other listings for another of these beautiful aprons, done in a Burgundy Wine color with a stunning geometric / scroll Heart design.

I do combine shipping to save you $$$ Money, so see my other listings!


Hmong Needlework Apron Handmade Ethic Embroidered Fabric Long with Bib Purple Grape


  • Vintage item
  • Materials: fabric, embroidery thread, sewing thread, counted cross stitch needles, sewing needles
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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