Tales of the
March 2021 - May 2021
An illustration for a silk scarf collection commissioned by FOLKSIGHT, a designer scarf brand. Their main focus is on fashion and lifestyle products that have storytelling elements coming from Vietnamese heritage. The image of the rooster is associated with a heroic legend of the H'mong people, a ethnic minority from Northern Vietnam.
Tale of the Nine Suns - Full Image
Tale of the Nine Suns - Close-Up Details
In a folktale, a hero named Yaj Yuam shoots most of the nine suns, leaving only one. The Earth and Sky become dark, and the village elder summons all the animals to try to call the sun. The rooster's crow finally brings the sun back, and now it's a signal to wake up for the Hmong people. They favor the Hmong black rooster and often process corn into two main foods: Menmen and corn cakes.
Production of Silk Printing