Stitching Stories Exhibit Reception, a Cultural Education

Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies
Stitching Stories Exhibit Reception, a Cultural Education
Friday, February 16, 2018 - 4:00pm

Worlds of Words had an excellent turnout for guest speaker Chong Bee Vang who introduced the new exhibit, Stitching Stories: Hmong Customs and Symbols as Told Through Storycloths. Chong Bee discussed Hmong culture, traditions and storytelling. He shared his experience as a Hmong refugee emigrating from Laos to the United States. He also spoke about the detailed needlework involved in the creation of both apparel and storycloths. The intricate stitching can take years to complete. The free storycloth exhibit is open to the public and on display through May from 9-5, Mondays through Fridays, and 9-1 on Saturdays. No appointment is necessary, but if you would like a guided tour, please contact us at wow@email.arizona.edu or 520.621.9340