S’tieng ethnic wine making technique recognized as natural intangible cultural heritage
(Source: thanhnien.vn)

The technique to make Can wine, a type of wine stored in a big jar and drunk with long bamboo straws, of S’Tieng ethnic minority group in the southern province of Binh Phuoc has been recognised as a national intangible cultural heritage in terms of folk knowledge and traditional craft, reported VNA.

The provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism held a ceremony on November 23 to announce the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism’s decision on the recognition.

The technique of making Can wine of the S'Tieng people in Binh Phuoc has been passed on from generation to generation. The folk knowledge and traditional craft are reflected in the appropriate identification and use of natural materials like leaves and barks, as well as the unique blend of leaf yeast with raw materials such as paddy and rice to create a wine product with distinct flavours.

This is a typical product, contributing to the richness and diversity of the culinary culture of Binh Phuoc province in particular and Vietnam in general.

On the same day, the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the southern province of Binh Duong also held an event to announce the decision recognising the Phu Chanh wood weaving toolkit as a national treasure, as well as Tan Khang – Ba Tra martial arts in Tan Uyen town and Binh Duong pottery craft as national intangible cultural heritage.

The toolkit, dating back to the end of the 3rd century BC - 1st century AD, includes 23 items which were discovered in Phu Chanh commune of Tan Uyen district in 1998 and 2001./.