Embroidered textile (function unknown)

Embroidered textile edged in blue satin, depicting the experiences of a Vietnamese Hmong refugee who was interned at the Whitehead Detention Centre in Hong Kong c.1994-5. The hanging shows the story of the maker, with at the top life in Vietnam itself, the middle section showing the crossing to Hong Kong and in the lower section the refugee camp in Hong Kong.

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