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Mong ethnic women’s crochet competition

Last update: 17:01 | 05/03/2018

Mong ethnic women in the northern mountainous province of Dien Bien have been competing to see who can crochet the best patterns, attracting a large crowd of spectators in the early Lunar New Year.


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The art of crocheting traditional costumes in the Mong ethnic minority in northern Dien Bien Province has been recognized as a national intangible cultural heritage, the competition, held in Sa Long Commune of Muong Cha District, aims to celebrate the event.

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The competition attracts a large number of highly skilled local people.

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Currently, there are only a few old artisans who continue to preserve the tradition of sewing such elaborate patterns.

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The local leaders of Dien Bien Province are making efforts to safeguard the future of the craft.

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Women show their skilful dexterity in the competition.

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Patterns on costumes feature colourful motifs of buffalo horns, butterflies, and snails.

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The competitors are totally focused and can spend a long time completing their products.

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