HMONG SPLIT TUNIC
Hunted and found in the northern region of Vietnam, these hand embroidered and hand dyed pieces are the traditional everyday wear of the vibrant Hmong people. One size only, these tunics fit a slim build (which echos the physiology of the Hmong tribe) and can be layered with more modern pieces.
Above: A guide shows Black Hound how the fabric for these items were woven.
The Ending: Indigo dye is hand produced and soaked into the linen over several days to achieve color. No other chemicals are used in the process, and so the dye may rub off on lighter fabrics. Traditional Vietnamese symbols of good luck are woven into the neck line. These symbols resemble the swastika, but are not associated with its Western counterpart.