Hmong Jacket Panel
Subtly graphic and full of nice details, this attractive piece was originally made to decorate the shoulders of a woman’s jacket. From the Black Hmong subgroup, Sapa district, Lao Cai Province, it is fine, hand-drawn batik on cotton, accented with machine and hand-stitched appliqued details. (Please see Michael and Kim Be Howard’s Textiles of the Highland Peoples of Northern Vietnam; p.165 and 166, figures 41 & 42.). Condition is very good for it having been used, with only minor fading and soil. It would display nicely in a frame, or could be cut and used on pillows or garments.
Size: 38 in. x 14 in. @ ends