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Brocade festival on horizon in Dak Nong

Released at: 14:23, 04/01/2019

Brocade festival on horizon in Dak Nong

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Festival to introduce brocade weaving and products of ethnic minorities in Dak Nong and elsewhere in central highlands.

by Le Diem

The first brocade culture festival will take place in the central highlands’ Dak Nong province from January 5 to 7.

The festival is one element of activities being held to celebrate the province’s 15th anniversary and aims to introduce typical traditional outfits featuring the brocade art of local ethnic minority groups and encourage its preservation as well as promote local culture and tourism. It will also create an opportunity for local artisans to meet and exchange products and experience.

Highlights of the festival will include an exhibition of brocade, brocade weaving sessions, restoration of several aspects of traditional ethnic minority festivals, and artistic performances.

A conference on brocade culture, a street festival, and a brocade fashion show are also scheduled to take place.

A local investment promotion conference, with the theme “Dak Nong - Investment Potential and Opportunities”, will also be held, during which the province will present investment decisions and licenses to several businesses and will sign cooperation deals with many foreign and domestic firms, with expected investment of more than VND92 trillion ($3.93 billion).

Dak Nong is home to some 40 ethnic minority groups, with brocade being just one symbol of their rich and diverse culture.

Brocade is traditionally made from cotton and flax yarn found in the forest. Its patterns are dyed in natural colors and often reflect the culture, beliefs, and lifestyles of each ethnic group and include images of the sun, the moon, thunder, mountains, rivers, trees, flowers, and animals. Brocade weaving techniques are inherited by the women in each family.

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