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Exhibit offers glimpse into Cham craft village life

Update: July, 25/2014 - 09:36

HCM CITY (VNS) — Nearly 200 artefacts and documents related to the Cham people's traditional craft villages in the central province of Ninh Thuan are on display at an exhibition that opened on Wednesday at the Southern Women's Museum in HCM City.

It also has 29 photos of such villages and the role of women in preserving and advancing Cham culture.

"Many traditional craft villages of the Cham ethnic group have disappeared," Nguyen Thi Thu, director of Ninh Thuan Province's Centre for Cham Culture Studies, said.

"Only pottery, brocade, and traditional medicine villages have been preserved and developed by the Cham."

Bau Truc pottery village, My Nghiep brocade weaving village, and An Nhon and Phuoc Nhon traditional medicine villages have a long-standing reputation, she told the opening ceremony.

"Cham women play a key role in passing on traditional crafts and culture to new generations."

The exhibition, organised by the museum in co-ordination with the centre, will go on until August 30. — VNS

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