Ethnic brocade dress

 Moc Chau

Moc Chau is not only attractive by its beautiful natural landscape but also leaves a deep impression on visitors by the unique cultural features of the ethnic minorities here, including the weaving profession. Cam. At present, brocade products: scarf, t-shirt, bags, curtains, tablecloths, ... are made by Thai ethnic artisans here with diverse designs and delicate patterns. is gradually creating its own brand and receiving the love of many tourists near and far.

With a love of brocade weaving, and the desire to preserve the traditional beauty of the Thai people, over the past 40 years, Ms. Luong Thi Sen, from Ang village, Dong Sang commune, Moc Chau district, has been plying the weaving process. colorful brocade fabric, popular with consumers. From a young age, she was taught the techniques and knowledge of weaving by her mother. To get a brocade fabric takes a lot of steps such as: spinning, framing, creating patterns, weaving, dyeing, ... In which, shaping the patterns on the product so that it is harmonious and balanced. This is the most difficult stage, requiring creativity and extremely skillful hands of the performer. On average, it takes more than a week for a piece of fabric to make a shirt or skirt, about 0.7 - 1m2, with large sheets of blanket covering an area of ​​about 2.5 - 3m2 sometimes it takes a whole month to finish weaving.
As a person who has studied brocade fabric making, Ms. Luong Thi Hien, Vat village, Muong Sang commune also wants to preserve and develop the cultural quintessence of the nation. Up to now, her skills are solid, she is able to make brocade products to sell to tourists and to some souvenir shops in Moc Chau and Hanoi. This job has brought her an income of more than 4 million VND per month.

Products made by Thai ethnic artisans in Moc Chau, such as blankets, cushions, and fabrics are often diverse in design, beautiful appearance, good quality fabric, long-term use, reasonable price. That's why people in the area love it. Weaving here is also a type of tourism with great attraction not only for many tourists but also an interesting discovery experience destination for students from all over the country.

In order for the craft of fabric making and brocade weaving to not be lost, experienced elderly people in Ang village, Dong Sang commune have been teaching their children, grandchildren and many sisters in the village's Women's Union. Every day, after finishing the farm work, the apprentices gather at the Community House of Culture to be instructed in embroidery and weaving techniques, and the recipes to be able to dye a colored cloth. beauty and durability.
The support from the state, along with the determination of each people in restoring and preserving the brocade weaving profession, not only contributes to preserving the national cultural identity but also serves as the basis for the brocade weaving of the community. Thai clothes in Moc Chau can be both a "vocation" to help people develop their economy and create a lot of products with bold identity to introduce to tourists from all over the world...



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