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Textile Tribal Art
Vietnamese Hmong women continuing to wear ‘traditional’ clothing usually create much of their clothing using ‘ready to wear’ cotton (as opposed to traditional hemp) from markets, although some add embroidery for a personal touch. In SaPa, now with a ‘standardised’ clothing look, Black Hmong sub-groups have differentiated themselves by adopting different headwear; those with a large comb embedded in their long hair (but without a hat) call themselves Tao, those with a pillbox hat name themselves Giay, and those with a checked headscarf are Yao. For many, such as Flower Hmong, the heavily beaded skirts and jackets are manufactured in China. The Hmong people
Origin of the Red Dao
The Red Dao people originated from China and migrated to Vietnam starting around the 12th or 13th century and continuing until the early 20th century. The majority migrated into Vietnam during the Minh dynasty, due to drought and failed crops in China.
Overtime, the Dao people in China were divided into small groups and they migrated to different places, with some of them coming to Vietnam. During the migration, the different groups incorporated some cultural practices of other nations, creating new, diverse Dao cultures, this is notable within their clothing and textiles – of which you will be able to see on our Colouricious textile holidays. However, the different groups still maintain a common Dao identity, as they have the same origins and continue to share a common language.
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