The Flower Hmong are a subgroup of the Hmong hill tribe and are located in the northeast of Vietnam. They typically inhabit in a town named Bac Ha located in the rural area of the Lao Cai province. They make up one of the 54 ethnic groups of Vietnam and of the six Hmong groups in Vietnam.
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The Flower Hmong are known for their vivid coloured textiles made up of geometric patterns of embroidery. These patterns are a form of ‘pa ndau’ – meaning flower cloth. The repetitive patterns carry symbolic motifs that communicate stories and tradition. See symbolic meanings. The flower hmong use embroidery as a primary technique – their main stitches being chain stitch and cross stitch.
Women wear their clothing by layering up their cloth such as a heavy skirt, aprong, cuffs and a shoulder wrapped armor like top.
::: The Urban Tribe :::
The Urban Tribe - coraux mei focuses on preserving indigenous symbols by combining tribal textiles with an urban approach.