Vintage applique Hmong Textile Pillow with 100% black linen back. The fabric is from Thailand and the pillow is crafted ...
moreVintage applique Hmong Textile Pillow with 100% black linen back. The fabric is from Thailand and the pillow is crafted New York.
This pillow has been made from Hmong Hill Tribe decorative skirt - native costume.
Colors include red, pale pink, hot pink, green, and black.
The fabric is old and has a "patina" with some repair work. Please see images for details. Black button closure.
Sold with Poly insert.
Pillow measures 23" x 12"
The Hmong are one of Laos' and Thailands' most famous ethnic groups, different Hmong sub-groups have distinctive traditional clothing. Nowadays, they are worn only on special occasions.
In particular, Mong Njua women are well known for their resist-dyed (batik) skirts made with hemp and cotton. Woven using a combination backstrap and frame loom, the hemp cloth is painted with beeswax designs and dyed with indigo. The beeswax is then boiled off to reveal the pattern in white. Traditionally, this cloth is embroidered, appliqued, and pleated into a traditional knee-length skirt, a process taking up to nine months to complete.
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