Over 300 years ago, Hoi An ancient town, in the central province of Quang Nam, was a famous trading port and was considered as the centre of the legendary Silk Road, bringing silk products from Vietnam’s southern region to China, Japan and various European countries.
At the opening ceremony for the festival
As part of the sixth Quang Nam Heritage Festival, Vietnam-Asia Silk and Brocade Festival opened on June 12, in Hoi An silk village.
Themed ‘Silk Road on the Sea’, the festival aims to contribute to restoring traditional silk weaving in well-known trade villages around the country, as well as bringing silk products back into daily life.
The event has brought together more than 12 silk villages, as well as foreign silk producers from China, Japan, India, France, Spain, Italy, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia and Brazil.
The festival is an opportunity for artisans, trade villages, producing facilities and fashion designers to exchange their experiences in preserving and developing the silk and brocade culture, contributing to enriching tourism products, as well as opening the market for traditional Vietnamese silk and brocade.
An artisan from Ma Chau village, Duy Xuyen district, Quang Nam province, is weaving silk.
The weaving techniques for the ancient brocade patterns for costumes worn in the weddings of Cham people in My Nghiep village, Phuoc Dan town, Ninh Phuoc district, Ninh Thuan province
Women from Ma Chau village, Duy Xuyen district, are spinning silk cord.
A girl from the Cham ethnic minority group is weaving brocade patterns for weddings.
Girls from the Ca Tu ethnic minority group in Dong Giang district, Quang Nam province, are showing their brocade weaving techniques.
An arts performance at the opening ceremony of the festival
The weaving loom of the Khmer people in Tinh Bien district, An Giang province
A girl from the Mong ethnic group is spinning silk cord for brocade weaving.
A Mong ethnic girl from Quan Ba district, Ha Giang province, is drawing wax into the brocade cloth.
Women from the Thai ethnic minority group in Nghe An province are weaving brocade.
A performance introducing the silk of Quang Nam province
Silk products from Van Phuc village in Hanoi are introduced to visitors.
Foreign visitors enjoying brocade products.