Festival ensemble

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Hmong Hill Tribe festival ensemble, Thailand/Laos A) Bodice/jacket. Jacket of black velour, waist-length. Center front opening with no closures. On either side is wide applied band of embroidery in pink, green, white, and metallic gold, with braid border and outer colored "saw-tooth" edges of pink, green, red, and white triangles. Mid-length sleeves with matching wide bands at cuffs. Back of jacket with small square "flap" hanging from neckline made with same embroidered band. Fully lined in blue cloth printed with all-over dense floral pattern in pinks, blue, green, white, and yellow. No labels or tags in garment. B) Skirt. Mid-length … continued below

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Creator: Unknown. 1970/2000.

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Hmong Hill Tribe festival ensemble, Thailand/Laos

A) Bodice/jacket. Jacket of black velour, waist-length. Center front opening with no closures. On either side is wide applied band of embroidery in pink, green, white, and metallic gold, with braid border and outer colored "saw-tooth" edges of pink, green, red, and white triangles. Mid-length sleeves with matching wide bands at cuffs. Back of jacket with small square "flap" hanging from neckline made with same embroidered band. Fully lined in blue cloth printed with all-over dense floral pattern in pinks, blue, green, white, and yellow.

No labels or tags in garment.

B) Skirt. Mid-length skirt of various fabrics in horizontal bands. Uppermost band of black cotton(?) with elastic waistband. Next band from top is of blue cotton(?) heavily pleated into upper band, and with horizontal red lines embroidered/sewn in - one near top of panel, two near bottom of panel, with narrow band of "lattice" embroidered between the lower lines. Third panel from top is a dark brown/black more open-weave fabric with subtle reddish threads forming a repeated design of squares(?) around the band. This band has narrow dark purple velvet bands near the edges. Bottom band of skirt is a black velour. Unlined.

No labels or tags in garment.

C) Apron. Long vertical panel of black velour "novelty fabric" printed in metallic neon colors in a design of stylized feathers and shapes, with all-over blue iridescent(?) "sequin" dots. Front of apron with applied vertical bands of machine embroidered decoration in pinks, greens, white, and red consisting of heart shapes containing pairs of birds, within frames of spirals, zig-zags, straight lines, etc. forming diamond-shapes. Bands edged with pink ribbon. Running vertically down apron are three rows of small flower heads of colored felt(?) with golden metallic beads and opalescent/sparkly plastic flower-heads. Reverse of apron is plain. Long light-blue ties.

No labels or tags in garment.

D) Belt. Neon/hot pink horizontal rectangular fabric belt edged with trim of slightly different color, covered with wide band of geometric cross-stitch embroidery in pink green, white, blue, etc. From edges of band are suspended a fringe of beads, each terminating in a 20 Centime coin of French Indo-China. 27 across top edge, 41 along bottom edge. Lined with black fabric printed with muted circles and flowers.

Length: 34 1/4"; Width: 2 1/2" wide without fringe.
E) Hat. Turban-style hat of deep dark purple gauze(?), open along top, with bands of black and white striped ribbon criss-crossing at front and running along length of hat at sides and top, the ribbon centered with another ribbon of pink metallic novelty weave with metallic pink circles along it. Bows at back. Front with projecting vertical "knopf" ornamented with a white gauze band and applied "butterfly" form with pink beads.

Length: 13"; Width: 8" (approx); Height: 6 3/4".

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Texas Fashion Collection

The UNT Texas Fashion Collection is dedicated to the preservation and documentation of historically significant fashion, and serves as an educational and inspirational resource for students, researchers, and the general public. This vital resource is part of the UNT College of Visual Arts + Design.

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  • 1970/2000

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  • March 7, 2014, 7:40 a.m.

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  • Nov. 26, 2020, 3:03 a.m.

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Festival ensemble, physical object, 1970/2000; (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277116/: accessed September 20, 2021), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Visual Arts + Design.

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