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Sunday, May 22, 2022
Exploring traditional boat building villages Exploring traditional boat building villages
To make wooden boats, boat builders may use a variety of wood. Merawan, legume, oak, Fujian cypress, mahogany, rosewood and ebony were the most common ones. Depending on their hardiness, softness and dryness, each type of timber was used in different parts of a boat.
Conical hat - making villages across Vietnam Conical hat - making villages across Vietnam
Conical hats or non la have been made and worn by Vietnamese people for some 3,000 years. Images of people wearing conical hats are depicted on Ngoc Lu bronze drums. Along with their long history, conical hats remain popular today and are now considered a symbol of Vietnamese culture.
Thuy Xuan incense-making village in Thua Thien Hue province Thuy Xuan incense-making village in Thua Thien Hue province
When coming to Thuy Xuan incense-making village - the oldest of its kind in Vietnam, which is located about seven kilometers to the southwest of the ancient imperial city of Hue, visitors are often impressed by the aroma of aloeswood as well as the image of countless bouquets of bamboo incense sticks of various colors being sundried along the village’s roads.
Tiger dances in northern village festivals Tiger dances in northern village festivals
According to the Chinese Zodiac, 2022 is the Year of the Tiger. Of the 12 animals named for the lunar year, tiger, symbolizes strength.
Flowers their visual and immaterial beauty Flowers, their visual and immaterial beauty
Located in a tropical and subtropical region with a lot of sunshine and rain, and four distinctive seasons in the year: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter, Vietnam is home to a great variety of species of flowers. Since time immemorial, flowers have occupied a special position in the cultural life of the Vietnamese.
Xoe traditional dance art of the Thai - UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity Xoe, traditional dance art of the Thai - UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity
Accredited as an UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, the art of Xoe or Xe, which means dance in Thai language, is a unique form of traditional dancing imbued with cultural identity of Thai people in northwestern provinces of Lai Chau, Dien Bien, Son La and Yen Bai.
Brocade weaving craft of the Ta Oi Brocade weaving craft of the Ta Oi
The Ta Oi is among 21 Mon-Khmer language ethnic groups with a population of more than 43,800 residing mainly in A Luoi district of Thua Thien Hue province and Huong Hoa and Da Krong districts of Quang Tri province in Central Vietnam.
Flax growing and linen weaving - traditional craft of the Hmong Flax growing and linen weaving - traditional craft of the Hmong
Growing flax for making costumes is a special cultural feature of the Hmong. According to Hmong customs, a groom-to-be has to bring two sets of linen clothes as presents for his future in-laws in order to thank them for raising up the bride. When a Hmong man dies, he will be dressed in linen clothes as the Hmong believe flax fibers can lead the spirits of the dead persons back to their ancestors and help them reincarnate as humans.
Cotton weaving craft of the Muong Cotton weaving craft of the Muong
Weaving is the traditional craft of the Muong. It is handed down from mother to daughter. Muong women will only be regarded as hardworking and skillful if they are good at cotton cultivation and weaving.
Cotton weaving craft of the Nung Cotton weaving craft of the Nung
Weaving is the most important craft in the Nung’s life. It is handed down from mother to daughter. All Nung families used to have looms and the number of looms equaled to that of daughters they had. Apart from housework and child care and nurturing, Nung women have to be good at cotton cultivation and weaving.

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