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Ethnic costumes, jewelry on display at Vĩnh Long Museum

Update: November, 26/2018 - 11:00
Students view items at an exhibition on costumes and jewelry of ethnic minorities from the Mekong Delta at the Museum of Vĩnh Long Province. — VNA/VNS Photo by Phạm Minh Tuấn
Viet Nam News

VĨNH LONG — The Museum of Vĩnh Long Province in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta is hosting an exhibition showcasing costumes and jewelry of different ethnic minorities in the region.

The exhibition is co-organised by the museum, the Museum of Cần Thơ City, and the Museum of An Giang Province.

The showcase includes 350 photos, jewelry pieces and clothing made from the 17th to 20th century by the Vietnamese, Khmer, Hoa and Chăm ethnic people.

On display are everyday clothes and costumes for special events made of cotton or silk.

The jewelry on display includes brooches, earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings made of gold, silver, precious gems or ivory.

Nguyễn Xuân Hoanh, deputy director of Vĩnh Long Province’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, noted that the Mekong Delta is home to various ethnic minorities, mostly Vietnamese, Khmer, Hoa and Chăm.

The exhibition provides information about techniques and styles used to make costumes and jewelry by each minority, and offers a perspective on the life of minorities in the region.

“I hope young generations can better understand the culture and history of the minorities in the region, and contribute to preserving and promoting the country’s heritage,” Hoanh said.

The exhibition closes on March 30. — VNS

 

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