HCM CITY — Traditional brocade weaving of the H’Re ethnic minority community in Teng Village in Quảng Ngãi Province’s Ba Tơ District has been officially recognised as a national intangible cultural heritage.
The recognition was conferred by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism after the craft met criteria on local cultural identity, diversity and human creativity passed down through generations, local authorities announced last Friday (Sept 27).
According to village elders, for centuries, Teng villagers have made brocade from scratch, including growing the cotton, making threads and weaving fabric that is used to make clothing and other products.
Quảng Ngãi Province’s Ba Tơ Museum offers a glimpse into the H’Re people’s lifestyle with hundreds of traditional items on display, including objects of worship and daily life tools.
Việt Nam has 54 ethnic communities with Kinh accounting for 86 per cent of the 94 million population. Seventy-five per cent of 53 ethnic minority communities live in the northern mountainous and Central Highlands regions. – VNS