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Indonesia, Vietnamese artisans present traditional batik, brocade art

Update: December, 24/2018 - 16:00
Indonesian artisans present batik art to Vietnamese. — Photo courtesy of Indonesian Embassy
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HÀ NỘI — Artisans from Indonesia and Việt Nam recently shared experience during the ‘Cultural Exchange through Batik and Brocade Weaving’ workshop held in Buôn Ma Thuột city, the Central Highlands province of Đắk Lắk.

During the three-day event (December 21-23), the artisans presented traditional techniques in dyeing and weaving process of batik art of Indonesia and brocade of Ê Đê ethnic people in the Central Highlands region of Việt Nam.

The event featured batik artists Nurul Kartika Sari and Miliana Ragil Sumirat showing audiences how to make batik, while brocade artisans H’yam Bkrong and H’ Soat Eban did the same for their art.

The workshop was an opportunity for exchanges between Indonesian and Vietnamese artisans. After trying weaving brocade, Sari said both batik and Ê đê’s brocade need to be carefully crafted to produce a sophisticated result.

Meanwhile, Bkrong said artists making both types of fabric need to be patient after trying batik.

The Indonesian Embassy in Hà Nội worked with Trung Nguyên Legend Company and World Coffee Museum to hold the event.

Indonesia and Việt Nam are well known for their coffee. The countries also share rich heritage from their multi-ethics societies which are reflected in the inheritance of traditional clothes and fabrics. — VNS

Ê đê artists present brocade art at the event. — Photo courtesy of Indonesian Embassy

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