Women in Sa Long commune, Muong Cha district made patterns on traditional clothes (Source: nhandan.com.vn)
The ethnic people use handicraft textiles’ motifs and patterns to represent their social life, culture, history and aspirations. They believe costume patterns help them communicate with deities to pray.

The patterns in cross, triangle or lozenge shapes, among others, are made by sewing cloths of different colours, by embroidery, or by encaustic painting.

Dien Bien province has held a ceremony to receive the certificate from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism recognizing the art as a national intangible cultural heritage.

This was a significant event and invoking pride in the Mong community in particular and ethnic minority groups in Mường Chà in general in the preservation and promotion of cultural heritage./.

Compiled by BTA