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Cloth as Community: Hmong Textiles in America -  Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts Mezzanine and Galleries  •   Melbourne, FL
September 23, 2017 - December 16, 2017

About the Exhibition:

Hmong flower cloth (or paj ntaub) is one of the world’s great textile traditions and an excellent example of cloth as community. Despite its deep roots in Hmong culture, this complex art was not widely known outside Asia until after the Vietnam War, when Hmong refugees arrived in the United States. Cloth as Community features 28 textiles—flower cloths and embroidered story cloths—by those in the Hmong community.

Reception: Friday, September 22, 2018, 5 to 7 p.m.

Hmong Quilt
Cloth as Community is a program of Exhibits USA, a national division of Mid-America Arts Alliance and The National Endowment for the Arts. Images: Story Piece, 1990, cotton, 35 x 36, private collection. Photo: E.G. Schempf

Venue Info:
Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts Mezzanine and Galleries
Florida Tech Main Campus
150 West University Boulevard
Melbourne, FL 32901