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Paj Ntaub: Film Facts

1996, Film: 16mm
40 minutes, Color

Hmong textile art, Paj ntaub or "flower cloth" consists of textile arts traditionally practiced by Hmong people. The Hmong, a nomadic group originating in China, migrated through the centuries into Southeast Asian countries including Thailand, Laos and Myanmar. Closely related to practices of other ethnic minorities in China, the embroidery consists of bold geometric designs often realized in bright, contrasting colors. Different patterns and techniques of production are associated with geographical regions and cultural subdivisions within the global Hmong community.

Copyright: 1996, Society for the Preservation of Hmong Culture, Inc.
Filmmaker(s): Joyce Smith
Produced by: Joyce Smith
Cinematography: Joyce Smith
Editing: Holly Lasagna
Funding: National Endowment for the Arts, The Rhode Island State Council for the Arts


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