Vietnam’s world cultural heritages honoured through Ao Dai

Update: 15:45 | 29/06/2020

Twenty-one collections of Ao Dai (Vietnamese traditional long dress), which featured world cultural heritages of Vietnam, were introduced to the public at a programme held at Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam (the Temple of Literature) on June 28.

The “Ao Dai – Vietnamese cultural heritage” programme, which was held by the Vietnamese Women’s Union in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, featured over 1,000 designs by 21 designers.

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The Ao Dai patterns reflecting My Son Sanctuary World Cultural Heritage Site.

The traditional Ao Dai patterns were inspired by Vietnam’s cultural heritages that have been recognised by UNESCO as world heritages, such as Ha Long Bay, Saint Giong Festival in Phu Dong and Soc temples, Trang An landscape complex, Hung Kings worship rituals, Dong Van Stone Plateau, Thang Long Imperial Citadel, Ca Tru (ceremonial singing), the worship of Mother Goddesses, Xoan singing and Quan Ho (love duet singing).

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A collection themed "Ca Tru".

The designs were displayed by 60 professional models, 100 students from Vietnam’s Women Academy, 50 children, the wives of foreign Ambassadors, and foreigners living in Hanoi.

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The cultural space of Central Highlands gongs were reflected through a collection.

Through artistic creations, the enthusiastic designers wished to contribute to “identifying” Ao Dai as an intangible cultural heritage of Vietnam.

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Ao Dai patterns highlighting Xoan singing.

The largest scale show of Ao Dai aimed to convey a message that wherever it appears, the Vietnamese traditional long dress will be not be confused with any other outfit in the world.

Bac Giang’s women shine bright in Vietnam ao dai week
(BGO) – Responding to Ao dai (traditional long dress) week from March 2-8, 2020 launched by the Vietnam Women’s Union, many female officers, staff, members, public servants and laborers in Bac Giang province have actively joined the event, helping honor and widespread the beauty of the traditional long dress.  
 
Tailor passionate about woodblock-printed ‘ao dai’
(BGO) - Nguyen Thi Huyen (born in 1989) in My Ha commune, Lang Giang district (Bac Giang) has never eased her passion for traditional ‘ao dai’ (long dress). With her effort plus innate talent, she has gradually shown her ability in the field of fashion, especially with her collection of woodblock-printed ‘ao dai’.
 
Women encouraged to wear Ao dai for week-long cultural event
Vietnamese women are urged to wear Ao dai (traditional long dress) from March 2-8 as part of a national event titled “Ao dai - Vietnamese Cutural Heritage” being held across the country.
 
Vietnam’s Ao Dai to be highlighted at Hue Festival 2020
A programme honouring Ao Dai (traditional Vietnamese long dress) will be held under the framework of the Hue Festival 2020 with an aim to promote people’s participation in community arts performances and programmes.
 
Painter creates unique harmony between Ao Dai and wood-carved paintings
With nearly 20 years following her arts career, female Tay ethnic painter Vi Viet Nga has found her own way in working in wood-carved paintings and Ao Dai (Vietnamese traditional long dress).
 

Source: NDO

 
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