Teacher: Leigh Kermizian
Title: Flower Cloth (Pa Ndau)
Grade Level: Pre-K
Brief History: African figures may be simplified, but careful attention is paid to details, including ornamentation and color. Supernatural beings may have overemphasized features. Enlarged eyes, noses and mouths so that spirits may enter. Decoration includes geometric patterns and a sense or harmony and rhythm.
9.1 Production, Performance and Exhibition of dance, music, theatre and visual arts
9.2 Historical and Cultural Contexts
9.4 Aesthetic Response
Goals: Create a tribal design vest
Create a paper vest using
Requirements: Create a
Kraft paper, or oversized construction paper
Oil pastels (or crayons)
Prepare supplies to distribute
Discuss uses of clothing
Introduce Hmong vests
Students will place horizontal bands, and place designs in those bands
Teacher will walk around evaluating students work.
If time permits, students can share work at end of class.
Students will draw on their placemats.
Work time: 30 minutes
Clean up: 5 minutes
Hmong: (mung) ancient tribe of “hill people,” live in upper mountain regions of Laos Thailand and North Vietnam
Pa Ndau: (pond-owl) flower cloth
Safety Concerns: None