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Designer donates ao dai collection to museum

Update: March, 02/2012 - 09:46

HCM CITY — Designer Nhat Dung donated his collection of ao dai (traditional long dress) to the Southern Women's Museum on Wednesday in HCM City.

The collection, entitled The Thousand-Year-Old Sacred Dragon, was made for Ha Noi's millennium celebration in 2010 and includes a 13.6m velvet ao dai meticulously embroidered with dragon patterns from the Ly Dynasty in the 9th century.

He also donated two other ao dai made for the Miss Ethnic Viet Nam pageant and the Sea and Islands Festival in 2010. The entire collection of ao dai will be exhibited at the museum between now and Viet Nam Women's Day on October 20.-VNS

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