(HBO) – Traditional costumes are among typical cultural identities of ethnic groups. Now in Hang Kia and Pa Co communes (Mai Chau district), local Mong ethnic people still wear them almost every day, which impresses visitors and adds to the area’s attractiveness.
Mong ethnic people in traditional costumes of Hang Kia and Pa
Co communes visit a market.
Phang Y Mai, an elderly resident in Pa Hang
village of Pa Co commune, said Mong women have made clothes for their families
from generation to generation.
Men’s clothes are mostly black and have very
loose trouser legs so that men can easily climb hills and mountains to work or
practice traditional dances. Belts, called "lang dua la” in Mong language, form
an indispensable part of their clothes.
Meanwhile, women’s clothes consist of skirts and
blouses. Skirts, known as "ta” in the Mong language, are loose and pleated and
look like blooming flowers when spread out. They are also decorated with unique
patterns embroidered or printed carefully. Meanwhile, blouses, called "so”,
have V-shaped collars and are attached with pieces of cloth with wearers’
favourite colours. They also feature elegant decoration patterns and silver
coins creating joyful sounds when wearers move. Particularly, sleeves are
embroidered with colourful patterns, making the blouses more eye-catching.
Farming flax, weaving cloth, making clothes,
embroidering, drawing in beeswax, and dying patterns have become a traditional
craft of Mong women. Each costume of the ethnic minority is a result of its
maker’s month-long industriousness.
Nowadays, Mong people in the two communes are
still preserving traditional costumes in association with developing tourism as
a way to uphold their cultural identity. Besides, a traditional brocade making
village in Pa Co commune was also recognised in 2019.
Via efforts to preserve traditional costumes and
crafts, Hang Kia and Pa Co have been striving to introduce the local cultural
quintessence to visitors, thereby helping to develop local tourism./.
(HBO) - The campaign on enhancing unity for a civilised lifestyle has been effectively implemented in Tu Ly commune (Da Bac district), contributing to economic development and locals’ spiritual lives.
(HBO) - Up to now, Hoa Binh Volunteering Club has called for collection and donation of "The Friendly Book Library” for the children and people in some difficult areas in the province. Thereby, it has helped to spread the reading culture, creating a playground for kids during weekends and summer vacations.
(HBO) - Under the leadership of the Party, in August 1945, people nationwide participated in the general uprising to seize administration and put an end to slavery, thus opening up a new era of independence and freedom.
(HBO) - Mong girls have been preparing tutus that are carefully embroidered as if they were just for special occasions. Mong boys are dressed neatly, in square towels, and are carrying art horns. Boys and girls gather in groups, making fun and singing love songs until morning. Celebrating Independence Festival n Mong village is always exciting and bustling!
(HBO) – Vu Duc Hieu, Director of the Muong Cultural Space Museum in Hoa Binh city, has won the 2020 Jeonju International Award for Promoting Intangible Cultural Heritage (JIAPICH).
(HBO) - Gong is "the treasure – the sacred soul” of Muong community in Hoa Binh, and it takes the pride in being a national intangible cultural heritage. And now, with the way to bring the culture of gong to life through the "catalyst”, the music, people more and more appreciate the gongs and love and cherish the tunes of Muong gongs.