The Minnesota Historical Society preserves and makes available a wide range of materials chronicling Minnesota's history and culture. The goals of the Collections Department are to collect and preserve; provide access and interpretation; and engage in education and outreach. This blog is a tool to share these stories and let people know what is happening in the department.
Continuing our getting ready for the cooking holiday theme, here is an apron.
But not just any apron. This is a bibbed apron with paj ntaub (pa ndau) of green, blue, and orange cross stitch applied.
It was sold originally at Hmong Handiwork in Saint Paul between 1981-1998.
Hmong Handiwork was a consignment shop selling hand-stitched items made by Hmong women who had resettled in the United States or were still in the refugee camps in Thailand.