Small shoulder bag made from beautiful Hmong embroidery, predominantly blue. Zip closure, black cotton lining with one zipped internal pocket. Tassels, beads,very well made bag, looks goregous.
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.
20cm wide by 27cm high, 6cm deep. Strap drop is 58cm.