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Miao and Hmong Textiles: Emblems of Tradition, Adaptation, and Resilience

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Miao and Hmong Textiles: Emblems of Tradition, Adaptation, and Resilience

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Thursday, June 29
1:00–3:00 p.m. PT
Speaker: Elaine Pierce, former docent, The San Diego Museum of Art
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For millennia, the rugged Miao hill people of southwestern China safeguarded their unique, self-sufficient culture against domination by more powerful groups, such as the Han and Manchu empires. Explore the meaning of intricately embroidered textiles, central to Chinese Miao identity and heritage. Plus, learn about the related Laotian Hmong people, whose unique story cloth embroidery serves as collective memory for the traumatic events of the Vietnam War, as well as the struggles and triumphs of their new lives abroad.


Please note, this session will be conducted virtually via Zoom.

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Sponsored by the Asian Arts Council.


Featured at top right: Ge Yang, An Abridged History of the Hmong People Who Served as Allies to the United States During the Secret War in Laos (detail). From the book Preserving Historical and Cultural Treasures: Hmong Story Cloths by Linda Gertner, PhD. Schiffer Publishing Co. 2017.

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June 29, 2023
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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