(HBO) - For the Mong ethnic people in Hang Kia commune, Pa Co (Mai Chau), brocade weaving career has its own characteristics and has been kept for a long time. Recently, after many efforts, Pa Co Con village, Pa Co commune has been granted a certificate of recognition of traditional brocade weaving village, becoming one of four villages in the whole district being recognized.


Women in Pa Co Con village, Pa Co commune (Mai Chau) are introducing the unique products of the Mong ethnic minority made of natural fiber.

 

From 2015 to now, the local people in the village have been aware of the importance of preserving and promoting their national identities, it is the right direction and sustainable way for choosing to build a handicraft village. In the whole village, there are 44 households, 39 of which are doing this handicraft job, accounting for 88.6%. The guidance, propaganda for the offspring, the next generations are particularly taken into consideration. First, the elderly women, the artists become the direct instructors to teach their offspring and the young. The following generations have responsibility and consciousness to preserve and transfer for the next generations. The current typical follower is Mrs. Ha Mua Y Ganh, born in 1967, Sung Y Khia, born in 1971, Mua Y Kho, born in 1963, Sung Y Vang, born in 1982. Mua Y Dai, born in 1971, together with many women in the village, are working to develop the weaving, embroidery and brocade careers of their national identity.

With 20 looms in regular operations, the products are all woven with flax, the patterns are embroidered with patterned motifs and distinctive images carrying characteristics of ethnic minority people. The main products of the village are skirts, pants, Mong ethnic shirts, casual clothes and costumes in festivals, New Year occasion, wedding ceremony of women and men. The traditional textiles of the village are preferred by domestic and foreign markets, especially in Europe. The products of the village have participated in the traditional brocade trade fair of the northern provinces for foreigners in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Nghe An, Da Nang for the purpose of promoting products and connecting markets.

According to Mr. Sung A Mang, the Chairman of Pa Co Commune People's Committee: At present, the craftsmen and artisans in the village have been continuing to explore, create and improve patterns with traditional characteristics of their ethnic minorities for the costumes and utensils, which are suitable in accordance with cultural customs and meet consumer tastes with natural materials such as flax.

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