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Tailoring practices at mountainous hamlet

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Phun Thi Tam is in charge of managing Dao Thanh Y Garment Club, which attracts a large number of women in Mong Cai city’s Hai Son mountainous commune. She expresses her hope for the increasing number of young people learning to tailor Dao Thanh Y ethnic costume, contributing to the preservation and development of cultural identities in the border region.

Ảnh 1: Gia đình Phùn Thị Tâm đang chuẩn bị những bộ trang phục dân tộc Dao Thanh Y tham gia Hội chợ tại Pò Hèn.
Phun Thi Tam's family members are embroidering conventional costumes.

Born and raised in a Dao Thanh Y family which has upheld the tradition of sewing and embroidering Dao costumes, Phun Thi Tam has been inspired by her mother, Hau Thi Lan since she was a little girl. Having been filled great passion for the job, she has a deep love for the unique patterns on scarves, hats, dresses and colorful, impressive soft tassels that add to the charming beauty of Thanh Y women.

According to the custom of the Dao Thanh Y, each bride day must wear her own new ethnic outfit on her wedding day. In 2019, Phun Thi Tam decided to open a vocational class to develop sewing and embroidery of such conventional costumes to preserve and develop the traditional cultural beauty of the Dao Thanh Y people.

Dao Thanh Y costumes made by Ms. Tam and other tailors have been widely favored by people in the area from Mong Cai and Hai Ha.

Ảnh 2: Bà Háu Thị Lan, mẹ của chị Phùn Thị Tâm đang truyền nghề thêu cho hai cháu nội.
Tam's mother, Hau Thi Lan, is teaching her nephews to embroider.
Ảnh 3: Chị Phùn Thị Tâm đang cùng mẹ thêu khăn áo và làm những dải rua trên trang phục dân tộc Dao Thanh Y.
Tailors are embroidering unique patterns on scarves.
Ảnh 4: Phùn Thị Tâm đang may trang phục Dao Thanh Y.
Phun Thi Tam is tailoring a Dao Thanh Y oufit.
Ảnh 5: Chỉ hai chiếc máy khâu, cộng với bàn tay khéo léo, những bộ trang phục dân tộc Dao Thanh Y do gia đình Tâm làm ra, đã được bà con ưa chuộng.
Dao Thanh Y costumes made by Ms. Tam and other tailors have been widely favored by people in the area from Mong Cai and Hai Ha.
Ảnh 7: Phùn Thị Tâm đang giới thiệu trang phục Dao Thanh Y cho du khách trong hội chợ.
Phun Thi Tam introduced tourists about the beauty of traditional costumes.
Ảnh 8: Trang phục dân tộc Dao Thanh Y được giới thiệu trong lễ hội Hoa sim biên giới.
Dao Thanh Y traditional costumes were highlighted on the stage of the first Border Hoa Sim (Rose myrtle) Festival.

By Duong Phuong Dai