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Phieng Mo women preserve brocade embroidery

TQO - Phieng Mo is one of the most remote hamlets of Phuc Yen Commune, Lam Binh District where nearly 100% of the population are Red Dao people. Brocade embroidery of the Red Dao woman is not only a cultural feature but also a treasure left by the ancestors.

According to Ms. Ban Thi Chai, the Red Dao people in Phieng Mo were born and raised from many things made from brocade such as baby slings, blankets, scarves, and hats, etc.

She also shared that, all Phieng Mo women know brocade embroidery. If one does not know how to embroider brocade, it is considered that she has forgotten a part of her roots and ancestors.

It takes them 6 months to embroider a brocade towel.

Trieu Thi Mui, leader of Phieng Mo brocade group, said that in the past, she and many women in Phieng Mo only embroider for daily use. However, since the Startup Group established the Lam Binh Brocade Cooperative she and Red Dao women in the locality were instructed and supported fabrics, wool, embroidery thread in order to make a variety of tourism brocade products such tablecloth, pillows, bags, wallets, key chains, towels, etc.

In addition to working in the fields, taking advantage of the leisure time, members in the brocade group practice embroidering. Their brocade products are consumed by the District Center for Vocational Education - Continuing Education. Each product is usually sold with the price of VND100,000 - VND500,000 depending on types.

Patterns on embroidered brocade products of Red Dao women in Phieng Mo.

Mai Thi Hong, Director of the Center for Vocational Education - Continuing Education of Lam Binh District said that the brocade embroidery culture of Red Dao women in Phieng Mo has been for a long time. This is the potential that needs to be aroused to serve the development of tourism products of the district.

Thuy Chau

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