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10/5/2019 10:38:15 AM

Vietnam silk, brocade exhibition underway in WIPO headquarters

The Vietnam silk and brocade exhibition is underway at the headquarters of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) in Geneva from September 30 – October 9 within the framework of the 59th session of the WIPO General Assembly.

The exhibition is co-organised by the Vietnam Permanent Mission to the United Nations, the World Trade Organisation and international organisations in Geneva. Photos: http://www.noip.gov.vn

The exhibition is co-organised by the Vietnam Permanent Mission to the United Nations, the World Trade Organisation and international organisations in Geneva. 

It introduces silk products from Bao Loc, the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong – the capital of silk in Vietnam by well-known designer Minh Hanh.

Legend has it that silk weaving dated back to the dynasties of Hung Kings, the legendary founders of Vietnam, and through ups and downs of the history, silk weaving  has been well preserved at Van Phuc village (Hanoi), Nha Xa village (Ha Nam), Ma Chau village (Quang Nam), Tan Chau village (An Giang), and Bao Loc village (Lam Dong province), among others.

Meanwhile, the art of brocade weaving is a typical cultural feature of ethnic minority groups across the country. Particularly, many ethnic communities have their traditional brocade weaving bestowed with the national intangible cultural heritage status, including Hre in Ba Thanh commune, Quang Ngai province’s Ba To district, Ta Oi in Thua Thien-Hue province’s A Luoi district, and Co Tu in Quang Nam province.

Distinct patterns on unique brocade fabric have been favoured by many fashion designers for years. Most recently, renowned designers Minh Hanh introduced a collection of “ao dai” (Vietnamese traditional dress) made of silk, with brocade patterns frequently used by the Vietnamese ethnic people to Russian fashion-lovers, art critics and researchers. The patterns were hand-woven by female members of ethnic groups across the country.

Earlier, the Vietmode fashion show also introduced silk and brocade products in the same place on the occasion of the 74th anniversary of the National Day to the welcome of international friends.

WIPO General Director Francis Gurry also expressed his impression about the show./.

  
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