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Maker(s):Vang, Ah
Culture:Laotian (20th century)
Title:Untitled Hmong Story Quilt
Date Made:circa 1985
Type:Fiber Art; Needlework
Materials:Cotton, synthetic fabric, applique and embroidery
Measurements:overall: 53 1/2 x 40 1/8 in; 135.9 x 101.9 cm
Narrative Inscription:  TEXT: recto. upp. l. (blue stitching): gods sen ven dang thef ry dowm / from deato ksba thin theea rth!!; TEXT: recto, upp. r. (blue stitching): when the yland down in river / they let thei rings on a big stone; TEXT: recto, upp. l. (blue stitching): then umfortunaeis an or phan / boy kee psapair of wings in ahurry / and goes back home; TEXT: recto, upp. ctr. (blue stitching): whe nthey / hear thed rrwin the heaven loved / and hiers comrtd wear the irwig / sina hurry and fly back; TEXT: recto, upp. r. (blue stitching): bmt stilhe lastgihcan / not see her wings and she / finds pora long time but / she sees nothing only sees teh mew food she / psof that op plam boy / in the loa stime; TEXT: recto, ctr. l. (blue stitching): she follows his foots tepsuntil / it gets dark; TEXT: recto, ctr. (blue stitching): she finds old gene rons / woman and that one in vitos / her toc ome toher house!!; TEXT: recto, ctr. r. (blue stitching): she live with the mfo / ralorg time and to / that family ; TEXT: recto, lwr. l. (blue stitching): sho she and the of the / she is a cus tomed phan / boy marry and both of them have a boy; TEXT: recto, lwr. ctr. (blue stitching): a da yshe liveswihe / herchi thlove and fim / but she hears thunder / idods over thesky soshe / sees a bad standstn fronther!! ; TEXT: recto, lwr. r. (blue stitching): the na she gods with the / god with her me ges sit yondworry / because she worries herims / bomd child ; TEXT: recto, lwr. l. (blue stitching): then she pray for the god but the / prayin go fhor can not instead / her live soshedut sali ttiohair / for her hutsband and she squeeseacup / of milk for her child ; TEXT: recto, lwr. l. (blue stitching): when the husbond eomes / hanm prom his and work and anly / sees his child sleeps alme and / a cup of nilk and a lih lheailom / the bed ;
Accession Number:  UM 1990.1
Credit Line:Gift of Dena Dincause, Ph.D.
Museum Collection:  University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst

narrative; figures; angels; clouds; mountains; flowers

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