We hope our name, Laos Essential Artistry doesn't imply that our only focus is on woven Lao textiles, though they are our what we specialize in. But we also are interested in all things Laos, and our Hmong storycloths are one thing people constantly are asking about. Hmong storycloths are a beautiful and artistic representation of Hmong traditions and the singing poetry of these three young girls represents a dying tradition. We have had over 45,000 people view this one video and reading their comments is extremely interesting and have given us some powerful insights into what the Hmong here in America value. You can read all the comments if you want by visiting our YouTube channel, or we've included a few of our favorites here.
• "woowowowow.. man.. these girls are so talented.. I might have my phD in physics but I can never sing like that...I wished they can get a formal education."
• "I was very surprised seeing those beautiful kids. I was born in VietNam and was a part of the majority there. I used to think about Hmong people in a completely different way, well, until now. This makes me understand how ignorant we are when we're not exposed to other cultures."
• "Kheej kawg li lawm nawb! Tus siab tias nyob deb heev txhawb tsis tau kom mus tau zoo tshaj no ntxiv. It's amazing how far Hmong has changed, though I am proud of those who still keeps our culture strong."