|A Cơ Tu ethnic woman brocade weaving at Tà Lang Village in rural area of Đà Nẵng. The city hosted the Đà Nẵng Culture Heritage Day yesterday. VNS Photo Công Thành|
ĐÀ NẴNG — Artists and craftspeople from the Cơ Tu group in Đà Nẵng yesterday showed off ancient trade and arts as well as cuisine at the city’s museum to mark the Đà Nẵng Culture Heritage Day.
It was an outdoor culture experience and exhibition for visitors and artists to explore the old trade and lifestyle of the Cơ Tu ethnic community living in the rural mountainous area of Đà Nẵng.
|Local artists perform a traditional dance of Cơ Tu people in Hòa Bắc Commune in suburban Hòa Vang District of Đà Nẵng. — VNS Photo Công Thành|
A Lăng Đơi, a Cơ Tu sculptor introduced ancient wood carving at the event, while other artists displayed brocade weaving.
For Cơ Tu people, wooden sculptures were used to decorate timber columns, exterior and interior decorations on houses that were preserved a few hundred years ago.
|Buffalo horn shape sticky rice cake is the traditional cuisine of Cơ Tu people. Tourists will have a chance to explore the cake making at Đà Nẵng Museum on November 21-23. VNS Photo Công Thành|
Cơ Tu dancers from Tà Lang and Giàn Bí communes played traditional culture (dance and gong) and make sticky rice cakes at the event.
Nearly 1,000 Cơ Tu people are living in Tà Lang and Giàn Bí villages in Hòa Bắc Commune – 40km from Đà Nẵng City’s downtown.
|Wooden masks at a museum in Đà Nẵng. Cơ Tu people used to create masks as a spiritual protective symbol for their houses. VNS Photo Công Thành|
According to the museum, Đà Nẵng’s scooter club brought vintage scooters to the event from morning to evening during the event at 24 Trần Phú Street. — VNS