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Sunday, July 09, 2006


Flowery Cloth of the Hmong People: Telling the Story of Their Escape to the U.S.

The embroidered cloth shown in this photo is an example of Hmong "paj ntaub" (pronounced "bahndao") or flowery cloth. The scenes depicted there tell the story of persecution in Laos, due to supporting the US side in secret operations against the Communists during the Vietnam war, followed by the dangerous trek to Thailand and then the US. It's a story I tell more fully on my page, Tragedy of the Hmong - Why the Hmong People Are in the United States.