Newest Paj Ntaub Project Summer 2012
Posted on 14 August 2012
Shame on me!! Where have I been for the whole month of July and the first half of August? Well, I’ve been trying to finish up my summer semester at school and then I had also been hiding myself in my room finishing up all of Law and Order SVU and I had also started Criminal Minds while I work on my newest paj ntaub, oh yes, and also, working. I do apologize my slacking off. I should had updated and let everyone know my newest project, but I had been so into it that I keep forgetting to get online to update and inform.
For the last few weeks I started a new project for myself. I decided that for the past few times all my cross stitches were somewhat more modern and less of my clan’s cross stitches so I started working on something my mom would truly approve, my clan’s pattern of cross stitching. All my Hmong clothes that my mom made me have this particular pattern, my mom loves this pattern because it’s beautiful and also because it’s both my parent’s family clan’s pattern. So to my mom, this pattern is more traditional therefore she likes it best. I too like it too but I had so many of this pattern I didn’t want to make one but out of no where, I decided to just make myself one but once I sew the outfit together I’ll put a modern twist to it in the shirt and sev while I keep the cross stitch traditional.
I have already completed the cross stitches for the sev (which is always the first item I start with, it’s a habit), I’ve already completed both front pieces and one hand pieces. I am 90% done with my last hand piece and then I’ll work on the small back piece which should be fast and easy since it’s only a small piece. If I really put my heart to it, the back piece should be done in one day. I’ve developed a somewhat speed on my cross stitches, especially this type of patterns. With this type of pattern the dominate colors will always be green and red, which is a very important Hmong color, notice that in my traditional clan, the two man slash colors are also pink and green. For instance, for my clan group, if we were to wear our traditional Hmong pants (which not every clans girl would wear pants) the green slash will be shown int he front while the red slash is shown on the back.
Anyways, I will give more updates on my newest paj ntaub project and more pictures up soon. I will have this whole outfit completed within the next few months including sewing of the shirt and sev. I’ll complete it before the Hmong New Years. I have great news for the New Years, a trip to come very soon.