Museum of Ethnology--page four (of 5 pages)

Thai woman's garment

Made of cotton and silk, a dress like this was worn for special occasions--marriages and festivals. The Thai women are excellent weavers, which is evident in the border-printed tube skirt. Decorative silver buttons accent the fronts of blouses.

Left: Tay brocade fabric of silk and cotton with floral patterns and the eight-pointed star; center and right: tableau depicting a Tay ritual with ceremonial costumes


Lu woman's garment of cotton and silk, decorated with brocade and silver

"The Lu women use black indigo clothes as a background for their silver jewelry. They embroider vertical and horizontal decorative patterns on their skirts to make them look like two layers of clothing. Silver necklaces adorn their shirts and are worn in a diagonal way, tied up by strings" (Huy 121). They also wear turbans, which they wear slanting to the left.

Left: Dao garment;
Yao woman's garment of cotton decorated with embroidered designs and silver


Tableau depicting a ceremony of the Red Yao


Tableaux depicting hat-making (left) and a Muong funeral (center and right)

Continue to page 5.

Work Cited:
Nguyen Van Huy. The Cultural Mosaic of Ethnic Groups in Vietnam. Hanoi: Education Publishing House, n. d.

Click here to return to index of art historical sites.

Click here to return to index of artists and architects.

Click here to return to chronological index.

Click here to see the home page of Bluffton University.

© 2005 Mary Ann Sullivan. I have photographed (on site), scanned, and manipulated all the images on these pages. Please feel free to use them for personal or educational purposes. They are not available for commercial purposes.

Page created by Mary Ann Sullivan