Vietnam to host ASEAN traditional textile symposium
The Saigon Times Daily
|Ethnic artisans embroider at a traditional southern culture festival in HCMC’s District 7 earlier this year – Photo: My Tran|
The ten countries in Southeast Asia along with Canada, Japan, India and the U.S. will join a workshop, exhibition and demonstration of the fourth ASEAN Traditional Textiles Symposium in Thai Nguyen City, Thai Nguyen Province from Friday until Monday, reports VietnamPlus.
The event themed “Traditions, Innovations, and Interactions: The Creative Lives of Textiles in ASEAN Context” is designed to address the issue of shared traditions that link and bind together the diverse cultures of the region’s countries and ownership and custodianship of traditional textile production within ASEAN.
The symposium will be attended by 200 international and local guests and 100 textile artisans.
Nguyen Van Tinh, director of the International Cooperation
Department, said this is the first time Vietnam has hosted the large-scale event, promoting unique features of Vietnamese traditional textile to international friends.
The hosts will include the attendance of Vietnam Textile and Garment Association, artisans in weaving and embroidering of 11 peoples from textile craft villages, designers, producers as well as experts, enthusiasts in preserving and developing the craft products of weaving and embroidering.
There will be two workshops with one of them discussing the preservation and development of textile products in the museum with dozens of studies of experts. There will be also an exhibition on the process of the craft from the past and present as well as a fashion show on Vietnamese traditional costumes together with traditional collections from other nations.
The event is a tremendous opportunity for weavers, artisans, scientists, scholars/experts, researchers, entrepreneurs, students, and decision-makers to present new innovations in traditional textile production, sharing research results and practical experiences related to the topics and contribute to the discourse on protecting and preserving traditional textile arts in Southeast Asia.
Vietnamese artisans will also perform traditional weaving on ethnic fabrics of Mong, Pa Then, Tay, Nung, Thai, Muong, Ede, M’nong, Cham, Kinh and Khmer peoples.
There will be many folk games and ethnic musical instruments and singing performances to give visitors an insight into Vietnamese culture.