Paj Ntaub

Relationship: Child of im/migrant

My object for my project is Hmong cloth called paj ntaub. Paj ntaub was usually made by old ladies or girls. When the paj ntaub is being sewed there are symbols like mountains, snake, and heart. In the refugees Hmong people sewed paj ntaub to be sold to Americans for money. But paj ntaub were also put on Hmong dress for the Hmong new year or other special events. There is a paj ntaub that is to tell stories and fairy tales. My grandma sewed some paj ntaub to decorate her apartment. She put them on her boxes. Every single year Hmong girls will wear there Hmong cloth to perform at the new year event. There different types of designs for paj ntaub, like a design for your last name. Paj ntaub was my object because it represents Hmong people and it special to Hmong and their culture 

Place(s): Laos, St. Paul, Minnesota

– Anthony Chang

Relationship:  Child of im/migrant Child of im/migrant