Australians Amaze with Vietnamese Traditional Costumes
|The event took place at MacLaurin Hall, one of the main halls of the University of Sydney, built more than a century ago in Gothic architectural style. Source: baoquocte.vn|
A trade, investment and tourism promotion event recently organized by the Vietnamese Consulate General in Sydney in collaboration with the Vietnam Trade Office in Australia, the Office of the Ministry of Science and Technology in Australia and national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines.
The program titled 'Explore Vietnam' is the first large-scale event of Vietnam to take place in Australia, after more than two years the two countries were closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
In the form of exhibitions of different industries, from handicrafts, textiles, footwear, agricultural products, construction to industrial goods, machinery, a lot of Vietnam's strong export products have been showcased.
More than 30 localities across the country also participated in the program, through video tapes promoting local images and investment policies.
In addition, at the tourism product display area, Vietnam Airlines took passengers to discover Vietnam through nearly 30 landscape photos, stretching across three regions, leaving the mark of a beautiful and poetic Vietnam.
Consul General Nguyen Dang Thang assessed that one of the most important aspects of the bilateral relationship between Vietnam and Australia is trade, which has grown by an average of nearly 10% per year in the two decades before the Covid-19 outbreak.
In 2023, Vietnam and Australia will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. Consul General Nguyen Dang Thang believes that the relationship between the two countries will become more and more stable and be raised to new heights.
|The Vietnamese traditional costumes in the book Weaving a Realm has been displayed at MacLaurin Hall of the University of Sydney (Australia), in the presence of diplomatic guests from numerous countries. Source: Vietnam Centre|
A special highlight of the program is the display area of the Vietnamese traditional costumes in the book Weaving a Realm, introducing royal court of the Later Le Dynasty (1533 - 1789).
The Vietnamese traditional costumes in the book Det Nen Trieu Dai (Weaving A Realm) has been displayed at the University of Sydney (Australia), in the presence of diplomatic guests from numerous countries.
The book, first bilingual one about Vietnamese costumes in the 15th century, aims to reconstruct the rituals and fashion of Vietnamese in the early Le Dynasty from 1437 to 1471.
Vietnam Centre, a non-profit organization based in Sydney, was a guest of Vietnam’s Consulate General in this event. The event took place at MacLaurin Hall, one of the main halls of the University of Sydney, built more than a century ago in Gothic architectural style.
|Australians can now see these royal costumes with their own eyes. Source: Vietnam Centre|
Among those displayed at the event were collections of reconstructed Vietnamese ancient items and imperial costumes alongside modernised Vietnamese ancient clothing.
Each outfit on display represented a chapter in the book: Giao Lĩnh (crossed-collared) dress, Thường wrapping skirt, Viên Lĩnh (round-collared) dress, Đối Khâm (parallel-paneled) jacket, court attires (male and female), attendant attire, Hoàng Bào (Golden Robe) and Địch Y (Pheasant Robe).
Although known through books and newspapers at the National Library, Australians can now see these royal costumes with their own eyes, as well as hear explanations directly from Vietnamese cultural experts.
In the context that Covid-19 restrictive measures have been almost completely lifted in Australia, the Discover Vietnam event has attracted great attention from the business community and local people. About 400 visitors have come to attend the event.
|The section aimed to introduce artworks and designs inspired by feudal dynasties as well as their sophisticated and opulent vestiges which were created by Vietnamese contemporary artists. Source: Vietnam Centre|
|Vietnam Centre works to promote Vietnamese culture to the world hoping to introduce Vietnamese heritage and the splendour of its 4,000-year-old civilisation to international friends. Source: Vietnam Centre|
|The representative of Vietnam Center took a photo with Vietnamese Ambassador to Australia Nguyen Tat Thanh and his wife. Source: Vietnam Centre|
The Vietnam Centre is a non-profit organization established in March 2017 based in Sydney, Australia, by Vietnamese people living in Australia. The centre aims to advertise Vietnamese culture to the world.
It also aims at setting up a network of Vietnamese culture centres in bustling cities across the world, and to connect researchers and artists in Vietnam to introduce both traditional and contemporary cultures of Vietnam through exhibitions, art performances, workshops, film screenings, concerts, and teaching Vietnamese language and culture.
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