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Entries in Vietnam Museum of Ethnology (6)


Hmong Blouse

Another incredibly beautiful hand-loomed and vegetable-dyed textile from the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology in Hanoi (see Textiles). I especially like the necklace that goes with the blouse.  [NOTE: Heading to Italy, but missing Vietnam].


Pictures of Pictures II

Was walking though the outdoor exhibits at the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology in Hanoi (see Museé d'Ethnographie du Vietnam) and happened on this photo shoot. Seems to happen a lot to me in Hanoi (see Pictures of Pictures). The model's hair and dress - and the indigenous structure in the background with the statues - remind me of the Elves in Lord of the Rings.



Examples of indigenous textiles (and accessories) from the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology in Hanoi (see Musée d'Ethnographie du Vietnam, Another Carving, and Bicycle With Fish Traps). Goes without saying, but these textiles are hand-loomed and colored with vegetable dyes. Exquisite. What are you wearing to work this morning?


Bicycle With Fish Traps

Look closely.  There's a bicycle in there. It belongs to Mr. Pham Dang Uy of Thu Sy commune in Hung Yen province, and it was used to sell fishtraps throughout the Red River delta from 1982 to 1997.  He would often carry, as is shown here, over 800 traps of differing sizes and configurations on his bicycle. [NOTE: From the fantastic Vietnam Museum of Ethnology in Hanoi (see Museé d'Ethnographie du Vietnam)].


Another Carving

Another carving from the outdoor display at the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology (see Museé d'Ethnographie du Vietnam).  Although there was no information posted about this statue, when I look at it I see a very evocative rendering of a mother and child, the child being carried in a sling or pack on his/her mother's back. [NOTE: The carving is about 5 to 6 feet tall].  


Musée d'Ethnographie du Vietnam

The Musée de l'Homme in Paris helped design the spectacular Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, which features art, customs, rituals, and everyday objects from each of the many ethnic groups in Vietnam. I paid the extra 50,000 VND to get the photography permit, so I took a lot of pictures.  Some of my favorite wooden statues are shown below. Although the carving is simple, the faces are captivating.