Hanoi festival to celebrate Mong weaving skills

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The best weavers from the Mong community in Pa Co Commune in the northern Hoa Binh province will demonstrate the quintessence of Mong weaving culture this weekend in Hanoi.


Entitled The Spell of Mong Textiles, the event is part of Improving Livelihood of Ethnic Minority Women through Sustainable Development of the Ethnic Textile Value Chain, a project funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Co-operation and executed by Vietcraft.


During the two-day festival, visitors will get a chance to see the rich artistic world of the Mong and their skills in hemp processing and weaving, dyeing, indigo batik, appliqu and embroidery. In the Mong community, weaving is an important traditional craft, which is passed down from mothers to daughters. Women are in charge of all weaving processes.


The organisers of the event will also introduce the finest products of the Mong to the domestic and international market, thus increasing their income in a sustainable manner.


Mong cuisine will be available and their music will be performed on the occasion.


The festival, which is free to visitors, will be opened at the Hanoi Design Centre, 91 Au Co Street.



Source: VNS