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 Jan 30-Mar 14 Cloth As Community: Hmong Textiles in America

 Cloth As Community: Hmong Textiles in America

The Fort Smith Museum of History will host CLOTH AS COMMUNITY: HMONG TEXTILES IN AMERICA with an opening reception for the exhibition beginning at 6 p.m. o. 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 and at Fort Chaffee, Ark. The works illustrate the profound relevance of textiles as infrastructure in the Hmong culture, an art form that shifted as it adapted to fit new realities. Now visitors to the Fort Smith Museum of History can experience an exhibition featuring 28 textiles — flower cloths and embroidered story cloths—by those in the Hmong community. Museum hours are Tuesday-Friday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Admission is $7 Adults (16 and up); $2 for children (6-15), children 6 and under are free; $5 for Veterans/Military. FSMH members and UAFS students are free.

Event Contact Information: 479-783-7841 . 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM. Fort Smith Museum of History , 320 Rogers Avenue , Fort Smith , Ark. 479-783-7841


316 North 7th Street
Fort Smith, AR 72901