A gorgeous small shoulder bag made from exceptionally fine vintage Hmong embroidered textile. Very fine work in attractive colours, flap closure and beaded tassels. This is a high quality bag that is becoming very hard to find.
The Hmong are an
ethnic group from the mountainous regions of China, Vietnam, Laos, and
Thailand. Hmong textile art (Paj ntau or Paj ntaub, meaning "flower
cloth" in the Hmong language) is closely related to practices of other
ethnic minorities in China, the embroidery consisting of bold geometric
designs often realized in bright, contrasting colors. Different patterns
and techniques of production are associated with geographical regions
and cultural subdivisions within the global Hmong community.
Traditionally, the embroidery was applied to skirts worn for courtship
during New Year festivals, as well as baby-carriers, and men's collars.