Weaving is the main source of income for the people in the village. Weaving also has a long history that not only brings income but also preserves the culture. The women of the village, when they reach adulthood, have their own fields to grow flax. Therefore, the Black H’Mong woman until the age of 15 must know how to grow flax for weaving. According to the custom of the H’Mong people in Sapa Vietnam, the dead must wear linen outerwear so that the soul of that person can be reunited with the ancestors. Brocade weaving of H’Mong ethnic groups has its own characteristics. Each pattern has its own meaning about daily life, couple’s happiness, family happiness for generations wanting to overcome difficulties to have a better life. Because of these meanings, brocade weaving of H’Mong ethnic groups still exists and develops to this day.
However, the brocade linen weaving products of the Black H’Mong people in Sapa Vietnam still face many difficulties in preserving and preserving. The characteristic of brocade weaving is that women often do it in their spare time, so labor productivity is not high, output products are not stable. Brocade weaving is not the main income generating profession in the family. In order to make a living, women need to do many jobs at the same time, so they cannot attract many women to join.
Brocade embroidery products of the people here with beautiful and delicate patterns carry many different meanings, expressing the cultural and religious life of the H’Mong people in Sapa Vietnam. The main raw materials for making brocade embroidery products are locally available jute and flax fibers. The brocade weaving process is completely handmade, by the skillful and meticulous hands of the woman, thereby creating many products such as clothes, towels and household items (blankets, slings, sheets. pillows, bed sheets…). Up to now, brocade is also made into souvenirs and decorations for tourists.
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