Ethnic artisan reveals how community makes their own clothes
If you want to learn about embroidery and textiles from ethnic people living in Sa Pa, pop down to Fashion Revolution Vietnam for a discussion with an ethnic artisan tonight.
|Tả Mây – a Miền ethnic woman living in Phìn Village in Sa Pa, will reveals how how she and women in her community make their own clothes during the ‘Meet the Artisan’ event on November 28.|
Taking place from 7-9pm at Hanoi Rock City, 27/52 To Ngoc Van Street in Tay Ho District, ‘Meet the Artisan’ will feature Ta May, a Mien ethnic woman from Ta Phin Village in Sa Pa.
Ta May is one of many Mien women who make their own clothes, passing down their skills to their daughters. A businesswoman and entrepreneur, Ta May couldn’t read or write before she has taught herself Vietnamese and English. She has become a figurehead in her community.
Attendees will have have chance to hear her inspiring story and learn how her community make their own clothes. They can also browse her collection of vintage Mien and Mong embroidery and textiles in the one-night-only pop-up shop. The event will also present a short film about Ta May’s house.
Tickets cost VND150,000, and 100,000 for students. Proceeds will cover Ta May’s travel expenses from Sa Pa. This is a voluntary run event so please offer your support if you can.
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