A jacket worn with pride for a whole year. It is an incredibly special piece and in many ways has gained beauty through wear. The embroidery is incredibly resilient and the patina of the indigo is lovely. The pompom detail on this jacket is divine.
Arm span - 148 cm
Body width - 58 cm
Length of front -137 cm
Length of back - 126 cm
Every year a Mien woman will make her own clothes covered in beautiful hand stitched embroidery that tells stories of the Mien culture and connects women to the land, the mountains, the community and their story as Mien people.
A woman will spend months and months on each panel of embroidery that makes up the jackets. Every panel of embroidery is intertwined with symbols and meaning that represent the stories of their ancient culture, where they came from and where and how they live now.
This piece comes from Than Uyen province.
Small-scale production, not certified organic but no chemicals are used.