Paj Ntaub: Hmong Textiles from the Permanent Collection
View 60 highly colorful and intensely intricate pieces of Hmong textile art created by Hmong women who settled in St. Paul. The exhibit showcases appliqué, reverse appliqué, embroidery and cross stitch in traditional art forms, called Paj Ntaub or flower cloth, as well as commercial tourism items including pillowcases, tablecloths, coin purses and clothing. The exhibit draws on the collection of Corrine Pearson who operated the Hmong Handwork consignment store in St. Paul from 1981 to 1999. After Pearson closed her store in 1999 she donated the remaining inventory of 350 items to the Minnesota Historical Society. Labels will be in both Hmong and English. This exhibit runs April 10-Jan. 3, 2016.
Exhibits may be viewed as part of regular tours or with gallery-only admission of $2.