Dia's Story Cloth

Dia's Story Cloth

Book - 1996
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For centuries, needlework has been part of Hmong culture. But it has only been since the war in Vietnam and Laos, which displaced many Hmong, that the new, narrative form of 'story cloths' has emerged, a bridge between past and present. Dia Cha and her family experienced this displacement. Born in Laos, Dia fled with her family to Thailand as a child, spending four years in a refugee camp before arriving in the U.S. Her story is shared by many Hmong Americans. As told through the story cloth stitched by her aunt and uncle, the Hmong people's search for freedom began long ago in China. Dia's Story Cloth explores many aspects of the Hmong experience from peace and war in Asia to new beginnings in America.
Publisher: New York : Lee & Low Books ; Denver : Denver Museum of Natural History, [1996]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©1996
ISBN: 9781880000632
Branch Call Number: J973.0495 C34C 1996
J973.0495 CHA 1996
Characteristics: 22 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Cha, Chue
Cha, Nhia Thao
Herold, Joyce


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