Artist

Mayko Xyong

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Accession Number

87.003.2012

Date Created (circa)

date unknown (gifted to Whitman College in 2012)

Description

Done in the intricate embroidery style in the tradition of 'paj ntaub'. This piece depicts typical post-war imagery, including helicopters and tanks, soldiers with guns, captive prisoners, and the crossing of the Mekong River into Thailand. All of this crafted in the same vibrant colors and careful technique as was used previously in ceremonial clothing. An example of how Hmong's art has evolved and changed with the citizen's experiences.

Medium

embroidered cloth (in the tradition of 'paj ntaub')

Subject

post-war, people, Thailand, Mekong river, story cloth, embroidery, Hmong people, Vietnam

Donor

Gifted to President Bridges and Whitman College by May Ying Ly and Michele Hobza '66 to commemorate May Ying Ly's visit to campus as part of the Summer Read Program in October 2011.

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Keywords

post-war, people, Thailand, Mekong river, story cloth, embroidery, Hmong people, Vietnam

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