Navajo And Hmong: Design Pattern Looks Like A S-Shaped Snail Design



This is a Navajo photo. Look at the right of his middle arm and you will see a design pattern that looks like a s-shaped snail design.

Navajo silversmith – circa 1950:
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Navajo silversmith – circa 1950

Do you see it?

Now this is a Hmong photo. Look at the picture and you will see a design pattern that looks like a s-shaped snail design.

Hmong embroidery with s-shaped snail design:
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Hmong embroidery with s-shaped snail design

Do you see it?



Comments

  1. Shen Laujweisang

    The Hmong (Miao) called that motif the Ram/Goat’s horn motif.

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