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Ethnic minorities and crafts project

Date : 2011-05-30 10:48:28

DescriptionEthnic minorities may be empowered by supporting and encouraging their traditional know-how. BATIK International has, together with its partners, targeted women from the Vietamese Mông minority who live in the mountainous province of Hà Giang and who are particularly vulnerable due to the extreme poverty. These women are skilled in a complex and unique hemp weaving technique. This natural fibre was originally used by women to produce clothing embellishing them with motifs representing symbols closely linked with their ancestral culture. To achieve a better understanding of these symbols BATIK International has, together with the Handicap Research and Promotion Center (HRPC) developed a brochure explaining the meaning and history of this "Mông language". ...

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DescriptionEthnic minorities may be empowered by supporting and encouraging their traditional know-how. BATIK International has, together with its partners, targeted women from the Vietamese Mông minority who live in the mountainous province of Hà Giang and who are particularly vulnerable due to the extreme poverty. These women are skilled in a complex and unique hemp weaving technique. This natural fibre was originally used by women to produce clothing embellishing them with motifs representing symbols closely linked with their ancestral culture. To achieve a better understanding of these symbols BATIK International has, together with the Handicap Research and Promotion Center (HRPC) developed a brochure explaining the meaning and history of this "Mông language". ...

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