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Hmong spread 6 by Majnouna Hmong spread 6 by Majnouna
About ruddy time I got this moving again! Poor Hmong!
I couldn't find the original terms for all the motifs, so if any of my Hmogn watchers can help... :)

The dark pieces are from a Black Hmong tunic from Sapa, Viêt Nam, the others are belt panels from White Hmong in Thailand.

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LeeP001 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for sharing!
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
annemator-08 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
wow its good to see that you put something up like this. Hmong people dont get much publicity, especially their crafts. i'm Hmong, to be honest, and i'm glad someone put something up [i actually thought of posting up some of my mum's works, but she doesn't do much as she use to]. im part of the white hmong group, and like you said we work with embroidery and reverse applique. im pretty sure my mum is very skilled in this area because she use to make a living out of this, back in the days. [she would make them for a few cents or so]. I'm an Australian though, and so you dont hear much about us, but its the same over here. We love to share our culture to our community :D
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
Very sorry to have waited so long to respond to you, but I had a hard time catching up for a while :) I'm very glad you like it, and I really should finish this project. I love Hmong culture for the little I saw of it in Southeast Asia and I hope I can focus on it again at some point this year.
annemator-08 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
it'll be great to see the end result. keep up the good work :D
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
Cheers :)
maileehawj Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010
Where are u finding all these information?? I am Hmong and have very little knowledge about these things, as I believe most Hmong my generation. Ur spreads are definitely something that my generation will appreciate in the present and future. Are u by any chance planning on releasing your Hmong book anytime soon? Cause I'd be so interested in purchasing one.
Majnouna Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
Sorry for the late reply :) I travelled to Vietnam, Thailand and Laos, where I visted villages of various Hmong groups and was able to buy artifacst as well as local, specialized publications that helped me a lot with many details. I'm guilty of leaving this project aside for the longest time, but I really should make it a point to complete it as soon as I can... Thanks for the nudge!
NoviceXyooj Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Student
I really admire your dedication. Its always make me smile knowing that others not of my ethnic knows alot about my culture.

Being Hmong American, I am out of tune with my own culture... Being raise in both culture its hard for the younger generation to maintain these values.

I have a link that can provide you with some of the correct translation, though I'm convince this site leans toward the slang of Green Hmong, just a tabs toward it.

But translation wise its more emphasize on White Hmong.
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Professional General Artist
I am waaaay late in responding to comments, but thank you! I would love that link if possible.
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