Hmong turban cloth

Southeast Asian Collection

Accession Nr.: 2015.70.1
Type: textile; costumes; textile arts
Date of production:
third quarter of the 20th century
Place of production:
Materials/Techniques: cotton canvas, synthetic
Dimensions: width: 15 cm
length: 150 cm
Characteristic clothing of the people from the Hmong ethnic group living in China and a number of Southeast Asian countries. Decorated with tiny, repeated embroidery patterns in bands on a black base, and colorful pompoms tied to the ends of short strings of beads.