Da Lat Historical Village will host a festival to commemorate the so-called "ancestor of embroidery", Le Cong Hanh, who lived in the 16th century.
Stitch in time: Vo Van Quan, director of XQ Hand-embroidery Company, at a previous festival ceremony.— File photo
The festival, in the Central Highlands city of Da Lat, will run from July 29-30.
Le Cong Hanh, whose real name was Tran Quoc Khai, was a mandarin in the 16th century. He brought high levels of the craft back from China - and taught people in his homeland.
Gradually, the art spread until Viet Nam was producing its own unique type of embroidery.
For the last 300 years, the nation's embroiderers have held a ceremony to commemorate him every year on the 12th day of the sixth lunar month.
This year the anniversary of his death falls on July 30.
This year, the festival will focus on filial devotion, a major theme throughout Vietnamese life. Many thousands of embroiderers and visitors from the whole country are expected to attend.
The festival will also celebrate the 20th anniversary of one of Viet Nam's most prestigious embroidery producers, the XQ Hand-embroidery Company, said director Vo Van Quan.
Female artisans at XQ Company are known for creating sophisticated embroidery paintings using original techniques.
Source: Viet Nam News
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