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Linen Decorative Wall Hanging with Vintage Hmong Tribal Vietnamese Cloth

$259.00

This modern textile is hand spun & hand woven linen. It incorporates 2 types of traditionally hand dyed, hand embroidered and hand appliquée vintage textiles: cotton indigo squares (back panels of Hmong womens' hemp jackets), cut up and arranged around a central vertical rectangle (the collar of a Hmong woman's indigo jacket). When the jackets wear out the decorations are preserved and recycled because they are such beautiful and labor-intensive examples of traditional Vietnamese Hmong textile manufacture: The cloth of the squares is handspun, handwoven cotton. The background is dyed using a traditional batik indigo technique. The relief designs are very fine appliqués: very long thin red lines and small squares. This is a fine example of an artistic style which is disappearing. 

The full wall hanging measures 18 1/2 x 29 3/4" (47 x 76 cm)