Sets of five-flap Ao Dai presented to museums to promote the traditional Vietnamese costume

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Sets of five-flap Ao Dai presented to museums to promote the traditional Vietnamese costume (Photo: NDO/Minh Duy)
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NDO – Twelve sets of ‘ao dai ngu than’ (traditional Vietnamese five-flap long robes) were presented to seven museums at a ceremony held at the Hanoi Old Quarter Cultural Exchange Centre on November 19.

The event was held by the Development Support Centre for ‘Ao Dai Ngu Than’ under the Dinh Lang Viet (Vietnamese communal house in the village) Club to celebrate Vietnam Cultural Heritage Day (November 23). It is also among the club’s efforts to preserve and promote the charm of Vietnamese Ao Dai.

The 12 sets of Ao Dai were owned by artisans Do Minh Tam, Pham Van Tuyen, Nguyen Minh Doi, Le Dang Toan, Phan Thi Thuan, Pham Van Thuc and architect Ngo Tran Thien Toan.

The outfits were presented to the Vietnamese National Museum of History, the Museum of the Cultures of Vietnam's Ethnic Groups, the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, the Vietnam Women's Museum, the Hanoi Museum, the Da Nang Fine Arts Museum, and the Southern Women's Museum.

The sets of the Ao Dai were created manually with sophisticated tailoring and embroidering techniques, featuring the personal styles of the designers and tailors from Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh and Can Tho City.

Regarding materials, the costumes were made of silk from time-honoured brands and silk villages across the country, including the silk villages of La Khe, Ha Dong and Phung Xa in Hanoi, Nha Xa and Duy Tien in Ha Nam Province, Bao Loc in Lam Dong Province, and Lanh My A silk of Tan Chau Village, An Giang Province.

Participants at the ceremony (Photo: NDO/Minh Duy)