This story cloth depicts the history of Hmong people, from China to Laos, Thailand, and finally to the United States. It also showed the escape from Laos to Thailand by crosing the Mekong River. Hundreds and thousands of Hmong were killed by the Communist Lao soldiers and by drowning in the Mekong River.
Hmong women are well known for their needleart skills, a tradition of over five thousand years old. Traditionally, embroidery such as this one was made for family use only. For the first time in history, Hmong embroidery in the form of story telling has been made available for the market since the early 1980s, and has travelled around the world, enjoyed by countless of people.
NOTE: This is hand-embroidered and no two pieces are exactly identical. If this piece is no longer available, we will try to find the best match for you.