VOV.VN - The Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism in Son Tay town on the outskirts of Hanoi will host a brocade festival throughout July, with the aim of preserving and promoting the value of ethnic brocade.
The highlight of the event will be the introduction of crafts to visitors, including the traditional brocade weaving of Thai and Muong ethnic groups, silk weaving of the H'Mong ethnic group, Zeng weaving of the Ta Oi ethnic people which is recognised as a national intangible cultural heritage, the weaving tradition of the Ba Na and Ede ethnic groups, and the traditional embroidery of the Khmer ethnic group.
Artisans will perform their traditional weaving process during the event, with visitors also able to join the process.
Within the course of the festival, brocade items from 54 ethnic minority groups nationwide which are considered as souvenir gifts for both domestic and foreign visitors will be put on sale.
Cultural and art performances will also be staged during the weekends. In addition, traditional dishes of the Ede, Kho Mu, Tay, and Thai ethnic people will also be served at the village for guests to sample. The occasion will see visitors given the chance to enjoy playing folk games alongside ethnic people.