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Xai Lor, curator at the Hmong Cultural Center in St. Paul, Minn., started a website to catalog the meanings of traditional Hmong embroidery.

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Hmong embroidery the thread that binds a culture

MINNEAPOLIS — To the untrained eye, the boxes stuffed with embroidered tapestries, pillow covers and clothes stored at a St. Paul, Minn., archivist’s home may look like a pile of pretty things.


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