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Fashion with Hmong people in Vietnam

Fashion with Hmong people in Vietnam

Fashion with Hmong people in Vietnam Each ethnic group has its own costumes and each family has their own patterns, which are specifically made into tailored suits for every family member. Among them, the Black Hmong people dominates not only because of their larger population, but also thanks to the beautiful embroidery brocades they create, whose style appears to be both modern and exotic. Sapa, as well as other northern mountainous regions in Vietnam, is the perfect place for slow-fashion lovers to explore handicrafts and eco-friendly fashion. Visitors have the...

Garment imports from Vietnam

Garment imports from Vietnam

U.S. spends big on textile, garment imports from Vietnam Trailing far behind the U.S. was the European Union (EU) in the second position with US$3.06 billion, and Japan with US$2.52 billion, growing 5.7% and 6% against the year-ago period respectively. South Korea ranked fourth with US$2.34 billion, surging 12.2% over the same period last year. Pham Xuan Hong, chairman of the HCMC Association of Garment-Textile-Embroidery-Knitting (AGTEK), said the sector’s exports grew 10% in the year to date. The sector expects to maintain high export growth in the remaining two months...

XQ embroidery village 

XQ embroidery village 

XQ embroidery village XQ Historical Village was built by XQ Embroidery Company near the Valley of Love. With a skillful hand, a craftswoman pays their soul into each stitch to make the lifelike pictures, so the viewer gets much emotion. From traditional embroidery and non-stop effort in creating of craftswomen, XQ hand embroidery becomes a unique art and contains Vietnamese national character. XQ embroidery picture is not only the product in traditional decoration, but also the artwork containing mysterious beauty, which sublimate emotional aesthetic of viewer, wake up national cultural...

Hmong Embroidery Launched

Hmong Embroidery Launched

B To the untrained eye, the boxes stuffed with embroidered tapestries, pillow covers and clothes stored at a St. Paul archivist’s home may look like a pile of pretty things. Hmong: Virtual Museum Of Hmong Embroidery Launched A virtual museum has been launched to preserve the intricate artwork of the centuries-old Hmong traditional embroidery. The website displays over 200 pieces of embroidery. But to those behind the first-ever virtual museum of Hmong embroidery, those boxes are treasure chests full of dragon tails, elephant feet and mountains. The swirls and geometric designs...

Preserving Vietnam’s weaving and embroidery tradition

Preserving Vietnam’s weaving and embroidery tradition

Preserving Vietnam’s weaving and embroidery tradition Vietnamese textiles are constantly being created new designs, multi colors, softness, smoothness, coolness … which are better, suitable for the modern trend, meeting the demand of various ages and cultural identities of ethnic groups, each local, each residence area by designers. However, trade villages and designers have not still ignored the ancient capital and the traditional patterns of textiles and embroidery products in the storehouse of the Museum of the Cultures of Vietnam’s ethnic groups as well as in the traditional craft villages, in...

Embroidery- Textile Production in Europe

Embroidery- Textile Production in Europe

Embroidery has a long tradition of both professional and amateur production in Europe and was practiced universally. Professional embroiderers’ organizations or guilds existed in Europe at least as early as the Middle Ages, and work of a professional quality was also done in convents, particularly in Italy and France. The church was one of the most important customers for high-quality embroidery. All of the textiles involved in the liturgy—priests’ vestments, hangings, even Bibles—were commonly embellished with some form of embroidery. Religious vestments, in particular, typically had elements of embroidery in...

HAND EMBROIDERED WORLD BY THAI WOMEN IN QUY CHAU

HAND EMBROIDERED WORLD BY THAI WOMEN IN QUY CHAU

HAND EMBROIDERED WORLD BY THAI WOMEN IN QUY CHAU Located in the west of Nghe An, a big province that connects the north and central parts of Vietnam, Quy Chau is inhabited by Thai ethnic people whose tradition is based in rice cultivation and the crafts of textiles and woodwork. Due to their proximity with Laos and a long history of trade, cultural resemblances between Thai people in Nghe An and in North Laos is visible in many aspects including textiles. Hand embroidery is a heirloom technique mastered by Thai ethnic artisans in Quy Chau, Vietnam. Using their...

Handicraft Villages in Vietnam

Handicraft Villages in Vietnam

Silk: Van Phuc Village, Ha Tay Province Situated on the bank of Nhue River, about 10km southwest of Hanoi Old Quarter, Van Phuc silk village is renowned for its traditional weaving and premium quality silk products. A girl in traditional costume made from Ha Dong silk of Van Phuc Village Ha Dong (Van Phuc) silk is smooth, lightweight, and has an elegant appearance. Beauty of Ha Dong natural silk scarves Ceramics: Bat Trang Village, Hai Dung Province The 500 year old ceramic making village Bat Trang is located about 10 km away from Hanoi...

Everything You Need to Start embroidery

Everything You Need to Start embroidery

Embroidery has humble roots, which is great news for beginners; it’s an easily accessible craft to start. Supplies are inexpensive and the techniques range from basic to advanced. You might even know some of the embroidery stitches—many of us learn to sew from a parent or grandparent, as the skills of embroidery are traditionally passed on from generation to generation. Hand embroidery has seen a major resurgence over the past several years—particularly among contemporary artists who incorporate thread into their work, or use the embroidery hoop as a frame for fabric...

Shu embroidery is a relatively recent Chinese embroidery style

Shu embroidery is a relatively recent Chinese embroidery style

Shu embroidery is mostly concerned with showing the joys of life, and has been used in many different pieces, both practical and decorative, Although what we now think of as the Shu style matured in the Qing dynasty the Sichuan area has a history of producing embroidery that dates back several hundred years, and  Shu embroidery is considered to be one of the end products of the evolution of this long history.  With many natural subjects depicted in colorful threads, . Shu embroidery is a relatively recent (by Chinese standards) Chinese embroidery style,...

Travel to Vietnam, What did you discover?

Travel to Vietnam, What did you discover?

  Coffee filter and coffee To enjoy the flavour of their exquisite coffee bean to the fullest, Vietnamese brew their coffee on the spot in tin coffee filters that sit on top of glasses. Freshly brewed coffee then drips into the glass and is drizzled with a layer of creamy and sweet condensed milk. This type of Vietnamese coffee concoctions is becoming one of the most famous coffee beverages in the world. Besides local coffee powder, you can also purchase a traditional tin filter and Vietnamese condensed milk to make...

The Vietnamese Hand Embroidery

The Vietnamese Hand Embroidery

In Vietnam, embroidery work is a handicraft that existed long time in the past. The history of this traditional work connected closely with the spiritual history of the Vietnamese women in the past. From the first century, women of Vietnam also embroider in order to decorate the house, move over to show the confidence, sentiment and to make beautiful for themselves. Other international topic can be found in Vietnamese embroidery products. In some pictures, artists may use up to 500 different colors and threads spread on to a huge cloth material to...

What to buy when visiting Hanoi

What to buy when visiting Hanoi

Handicrafts: Handicrafts in Hanoi varies from lacquer ware, mother-of-pearl inlaid furniture, ceramics, sandalwood statuettes, watercolours, oil paintings, prints and assorted antiques (real and imitation). Hang Gai, To Tich, Hang Khai and Cau Go Street are significant shopping destinations. The price ranges from 3-7 USD depending on each item. Silk and Embroidery: Tourists can not miss authentic traditional silk when visiting Vietnam, a typical Eastern country. There are some differences in the way locals make silk in each region of Vietnam but the Van Phuc village in Hanoi has been renowned...

Traditional textile and garment in vietnam

Traditional textile and garment in vietnam

Brocade Brocade weaving is practiced by the Cham ethnic group across areas of central Vietnam. Stylized designs are embellished with many types of designs such as: flower, bird, tortoise, gong, jar, elephant’s tusk. The colours have significant meaning in the brocades for example red represents passion and love and yellow meaning the light & the harmony coordination between human and nature. The Vietnamese brocades are woven in small communities that have a rich tradition of silk weaving. The symbols and patterns are a part of their heritage and history. The...

History of Embroidery

History of Embroidery

Embroidery and most other fiber and needlework arts are believed to originate in the Orient and Middle East. Primitive humankind quickly found that the stitches used to join animal skins together could also be used for embellishment. Recorded history, sculptures, paintings and vases depicting inhabitants of various ancient civilizations show people wearing thread-embroidered clothing. In Siberia, around 5000 and 6000 B.C. elaborately drilled shells stitched with decorative designs onto animal hides were discovered. Chinese thread embroidery dates back to 3500 B.C. where pictures depict embroidery of clothing with silk thread,...

Embroidery is making a comeback

Embroidery is making a comeback

Embroidery increasingly features in the international collections. Stella McCartney stitched performance materials such as Aertex with swirling squiggle motifs in orange, blue and yellow. Jumpers and jackets at Christopher Kane came with scrawls of free-hand thread doodles. In his Americana-themed collection Marc Jacobs embroidered jumpsuits with schoolbook sketches of broken hearts and roses. Gucci’s  fondant-pink show invite arrived in a gossamer pouch stitched with delicate flowers  – paving the way for models dressed in cardigans with trompe l’oeil bows and flowers. When Louise Gray recently embroidered a Jack Wills cashmere hoody for...

Traditional craftvillage in Vietnam

Traditional craftvillage in Vietnam

Embroidery Villages Thanh Ha Thanh Ha (An Hoa, Hoa Ngai, Ung Liem) is located next to Highway 1A, there are 2,626 households with 9,699 people in 7 villages. Of the 2,626 households, 2,002 households accounted for 76.2% embroidery, with 5,740 employees participating, of which the main earner has 2,684 people, workers, and labor is hired 2,896 people to 160 people. These figures demonstrate that Thanh Ha commune of households and the number of employees do most provincial embroidery. Tools and equipment of the embroidery village very simple. Labour mostly handmade. The...

Vietnamese Embroidery Painting

Vietnamese Embroidery Painting

In Vietnam, embroidery work is a handcraft that existed long time in the past. The history of this traditional work connected closely with the spiritual history of the Vietnamese women in the past. From the first century, beside the flag embroidered “to requite country’s debt and home’s revenge” by the rising up in arms of Hai Ba Trung, women of Vietnam also embroider in order to decorate the house, move over to show the confidence, sentiment and to make beautiful for themselves. Worked completely by hand, each embroidery painting is...

Vietnamese textile hill tribes

Vietnamese textile hill tribes

1.  Stitching the stories of legends and sorcery into each outfit, one of the many gods will come down to earth and possess the spirit medium whom wears it. Only very special people are chosen by the temple to preform this role, men provide the vessel for the female gods and women embody the male. Viet Kinh devotees use a staggering 57 costumes in their spiritual ceremonies whilst worshiping the Gods of the Four Worlds. Costumes can vary in price depending on the wealth of the temple and craftsmanship. The most expensive attire will use the...

Traditional embroidery

Traditional embroidery

“Cross-stitch embroidery is in vogue now, and more than a few traditional embroidery workshops have begun cross-stitching because it’s easy and fetches high prices. Demand for traditional embroidery works is very low, so we have to sell our work for next to nothing,” lamented Bui Le Thuan, a local artisan Traditional embroidery losing ground to cross-stitching Thoa, one of the few remaining traditional hand embroidery artisans. Many traditional hand embroidery villages in and around Hanoi have suffered terribly due to the current fad of cross-stitch embroidery. Famed traditional embroidery villages...

Traditional Vietnamese Embroidery Gives a New Edge to Fair Fashion

Traditional Vietnamese Embroidery Gives a New Edge to Fair Fashion

  Traditional Vietnamese Embroidery Gives a New Edge to Fair Fashion I’m Hannah. I trained as an anthropologist but grew up in an advertising household, where start-ups were talked about more than tea. Disillusioned and frustrated by middle english and white culture, I went in search of more, again and again, throughout my twenties. In 2008, when I was 24, I met Tamay in the hilltop market town of Sapa, North Vietnam. She invited me to learn how to make traditional Red Dzao embroidery. I was delighted. We sat together...

Needlework that has embroidered national culture

Needlework that has embroidered national culture

Embroiderers in Hue, from feudal Nguyen times to the present, never coalesced into a trade village. Some famous artisans lived in the inner palace, while others lived independently with their flock of students. Among the number of people who studied embroidery during the feudal period, none too few were the men who took part. Embroidering, stitching, sewing and mending are ordinary fare for most Vietnamese women. Nevertheless, in Hue, the former imperial capital, embroidery has continued to stand out for its uniqueness and has retained its professional character for a...

Vietnamese Royal Embroidery

Vietnamese Royal Embroidery

Vietnamese Royal Embroidery When doing embroidery, it is not only about stitching but about bringing the beauty of life to the art work. Embroidery artist Pham Ngoc Tram, who has been using embroidery as a material for modern art creation, shared: “I can learn and understand more about our ancestor’s thoughts and life perceptions through every detail embroided on their costumes. If you pay attention, you will easily recognize that the flowers embroided by artisans are far more beautiful and realistic than the mass productions that are available out there....

Khoái Nội, an ancient embroidery craft village in Hà Nội

Khoái Nội, an ancient embroidery craft village in Hà Nội

For centuries, Khoái Nội, which can be reached in 40 minutes from Hà Nội’s centre, has been famous for its embroidery. Local inhabitants learned the craft hundreds of years ago from Lê Công Hành (1606-1661), honoured as the master of Vietnamese embroidery, and have been passing it down through the generations since. In the houses are women sitting by embroidery frames, working rhythmically with a needle and colourful threads to create beautiful paintings of landscapes, and patterns on clothes. Hành learned the technique in China and upon returning to Việt...

The Pho Noi industrial textile zone is ready for a transformation in 2017

The Pho Noi industrial textile zone is ready for a transformation in 2017

Mr Nguyen Hai Ha, CEO of the company said that the industrial textile zone would try to arrange the funds to finish 100% the infrastructure, ensure all the conditions in order to fill the spare renting area, deploy all the professional and beneficial services for investors such as: housing system for workers, custom services, offices for rent, commercial services, entertainment, kindergartens, sports facilities,… Moreover, the company is focusing on finishing the clean water supplying system and rainwater drainage system. It also collaborates closely with the wastewater handling centre, some electricity...

XQ SILK HISTORICAL VILLAGE

XQ SILK HISTORICAL VILLAGE

Located at 64 Tran Phu St, in the heart of the tourist hub, XQ Historical Village is a private wonderland of the art of embroidery. In this lively craft village, visitors can immerse themselves in admiration of the intricate embroidery works and take in some of the historic photographs and items on display. Created in 1999, XQ is the brainchild of Madam Hoang Le Xuan, a Royal lady born in Hue, and her husband Sir Vo Van Quan. They are a talented artistic couple who first conceived the idea to...

Quat Dong embroidery craft village in Hanoi

Quat Dong embroidery craft village in Hanoi

Quat Dong is famous for landscape embroidery pictures such as banyan trees, river wharfs, and scenic spots like the One Pillar Pagoda, Ngoc Son Temple, Hong Thai Communal House, and Hue Imperial City. It takes months for embroiderers to complete a picture. Quat Dong has many well-known artisans, including Master Bui Le Kinh, who used to embroider royal garments for King Bao Dai and Queen Nam Phuong. Now the only villager holding the title People’s Artisan is Mr. Thai Van Bon, who is famous for embroidering portraits of state leaders....

Village promotes traditional craft

Village promotes traditional craft

Embroiderers in Dong Cuu are so good that they can stitch just based on simple sketches on cloth. Nguyen Thi Len, who has decades of experience in this trade, said that sketch designs can help distinguish a shop from others, which means that for the same product, one can make a simple sketch, but others may stand out for producing a more intricate sketch. The traditional embroidery craft in Dong Cuu village, Dung Tien commune, Thuong Tien district in Hanoi, was recently honoured as a national intangible cultural heritage. For...

Embroidery Exhibition in London

Embroidery Exhibition in London

Divided into ‘zones’, the first display offered visitors a chance to marvel at the 13 embroidered handbags produced for the 250th anniversary. The exhibit was accompanied by a film produced to explain the project and reveal more about the charities that will benefit from funds raised at the December auction. Moving clockwise around the hall visitors could next immerse themselves in a grand history of craftsmanship, seeing up close a restored Victorian ledger dating from 1880 alongside the traditional embroidered military badges M. Hand became famous for making. In this...

Hand embroidery in a traditional craft village

Hand embroidery in a traditional craft village

In Minh Lang, embroidery is so ingrained in the village’s daily life and history that even the children and the elderly are skillful in the art. Vietnamese embroidery, which has been practiced in the country since the first century, has been ingrained into the local residents’ lives and has helped to improve living conditions across the region. According to Nguyen Van Thanh, Chairman of Minh Lang People’s Committee, examples of local embroidery work can be found in Japan , the Republic of Korea , the UK , France and Italy...

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