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HMOOB XIENG OUTFIT
On loan from Chong Moua: These items were gifted to Chong from her mother at the time of her wedding to help start her life as a married woman.These items include: 1) a HMoob silver necklace (xauv) 3) A set of velvet handmade HMoob Xeev (HMoob Xieng Khouang) women's clothing by her mother. The style of the clothing identifies Chong as HMoob from the Xieng Khouang region of Laos.
“It is the value of us using these things and making our lives easier. I think this is my mom’s concern too. It’s to npaj peb lub neej--that we can live it the best that we can.”
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