Mong people in Son La keep brocade weaving alive

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(VOVWORLD) - The Mong ethnic people in Hua Nhan commune of Bac Yen district in Son La province are famous for their traditional linen weaving, which provides them an income while promoting their culture.

Linen weaving is a long traditional craft practiced by ethnic minority people in the region. It plays an important role in the economic and cultural life of the Mong people.

Flax plants provide the main materials used in linen weaving.

Linen fabric is not as soft as cotton, but its products are durable and can keep wearers warm.

Following the harvest, flax stalks are dried in the open air for several weeks.

Making linen fabric from flax requires a lot of work, and all of the stages are done manually.

The linen thread is rolled on.

After being boiled several times in water mixed with ash and beeswax, the linen threads become softer and whiter.

Producing patterns on the cloth requires dexterity and industriousness.

Traditional decorative patterns of the Mong people can be seen on their linen sheets.

Mong women make new clothes about two months before Tet, as the Lunar New Year is known in Vietnam.

The craft of linen weaving has been passed down through many generations.