Woman's Jacket (tsho)

Production date
1962-1979
Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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Description
Woman's jacket, cotton, black long sleeved, lining of navy cotton with small white spots. Facing and sleeve linings in blue. Collar edged with pink tape.
Classification
CH classification COSTUME Ceremonial (other) woman
Production place
Measurements
600x530
Media/Materials description
Cotton (Textiles)
Indeterminate (Synthetic Materials)
History and use
These traditional Hmong garments, comprising a jacket, pants, front and back aprons and sashes, were worn by Jou Yang on the occasion of her marrige to Doua Yang in Ban Vinai refugee camp, Thailand in May 1980.

Jou's garments were made for her fwhen she was a small girl by her motherin Laos and were the only items Jou brought with her on her escape from Laos in 1979 and are examples of the very few Hmong costumes made in Laos that survived the refugee camps of Thailand. The fabric Jou’s mother used is a synthetic material which, in the 1960s and 1970s in Laos, was referred to as ‘10,000 material’ – 10,000 Lao kip being the price of one metre of the fabric.

Like her traditional Hmong wedding ceremony, these cherished garments became the thread that anchored her to the sacred heritage of her people.
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Registration number
H31218.1

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