Name: Double Black Hmong Belt
Black Hmong women in this region traditionally, and daily, wear a belt with two embroidery panels, wrapped around their hemp vest and cotton jacket. This belt is of that tradition, with the two embroidered panels, using indigo dyed silk and commercial white and black threads and red and white commercial fabric applique to spice up the pattern. The embroidery on this piece is on indigo dyed cotton, each panel, in turn, being sewn onto a handwoven, indigo dyed, hemp belt with twisted fringes. Note that several fringe pieces have been worn off with use, though their length is in addition to the noted size of the garment. Can be worn as a belt or a scarf, or hung on the wall as a piece of art.
Size: 7 in tall, 58 in long
Origins: Lao Cai Province, VietnamView Cart