The Southern Women’s Museum in Ho Chi Minh City is currently exhibiting more than 230 photographs and objects featuring patterns used for fabrics by the ethnic communities in the South of Vietnam.
The exhibition aims to present the traditional methods of cloth weaving, dyeing and pattern designing that were passed down through the generations of the Cham and Khmer people and other ethnic groups in the Truong Son – Tay Nguyen region, in an effort to preserve and promote their cultural value.
Speaking at the opening ceremony on October 14, Nguyen Thi Tham, Museum Director, said the patterns have their roots in the ethnic groups’ everyday lives and surrounding environment, reflecting their unique cultures.
The fabric making processes are extremely complicated and the products on display reveal the skills and techniques of each weaver, she added.
The exhibition lasts until February 2015.-VNA