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First festival on Vietnamese brocade to take place end-2018
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First festival on Vietnamese brocade to take place end-2018

The Saigon Times Daily

Two ethnic women pose at their brocade booth at a local fair - PHOTO: VNA

The first festival to honor Vietnamese brocade will be held in the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong from December 27 to 30, according to news website Vietnamplus.

The festival will feature a wide range of cultural activities and art performances, with an aim to underline the importance of the preservation and development of ethnic groups’ brocade in the process of global integration, and introduce cultural value and tourism potentials of Dak Nong Province to local and international friends.

Visitors will get a chance to learn about the history and characteristics of brocade as well as weaving techniques by different ethnic groups in Vietnam, and buy quality brocade products.

A highlight of the festival is a fashion show boasting both traditional and modern brocade designs including interior decoration items, clothes and accessories. The festival will also feature brocade weaving demonstration and exciting folk games.

The four-day event is expected to be held biennially in the province’s Gia Nghia Town.

Brocade is the traditional, highly-decorative fabrics of ethnic minorities. It is traditionally made from cotton and flax yarn material found in the forest, with patterns dyed in natural colors.

In fact, most brocade products are fabricated by skilful and meticulous craftspeople of the Mong tribal group in the northern mountainous provinces of Ha Giang and Lao Cai as well as others in the Central Highlands.

The patterns on brocade reflect the traditions, customs and habits of Vietnamese ethnic groups. The brocade weaving tradition is preserved and inherited in each ethnic family by women.

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