Four Seals Hmong jacket made in indigo-dyed cotton cloth with a square of batik resist decoration on the upper back. Lower back has a rectangle of batik decoration and subtle embroidery in fine maroon thread between and around the batik area. Front of jacket ends at waist with a horizontal strip of black fabric. Square front panel outlined in straight lines in batik has 4 inner squares embroidered in green, maroon and yellow also outlined in batik. The sleeves are similarly embroidered to front and back. Collar formed by additional strip of indigo fabric bound in maroon, from which at centre back 3 black and white cloth tassels hang.

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