(VNF) - Vietnamese ancient attires now come in costumes for 1/6 dolls (Barbie size). Based on the costumes reconstructed by the Vietnam Centre in "Weaving A Realm", artist Nguyen Huynh Anh Thu had created a collection of costumes for 1/6 doll made from Vietnamese traditional fabric.
Costumes of women in 1437 - 1471 period. (Photos: comicola.com)
The collection includes 10 part included 3 skirts and 7 dresses which Thu send to the backers of the crowdfunding project as an exclusive gift. It is in the package for backers with the minimum donation of VND 2 million (USD 88).
The centre hopes this unique and wonderful collection will inspire your interest in the Vietnamese ancient costumes.
Crowdfunding to publish guide book "Weaving a realm", a project aims to reconstruct the rituals and fashion of Dai Viet (the old name for Vietnam) imperial court in the early Le dynasty from 1437 to 1471, has been recently kicked off by the Vietnam Centre.
The project aims to raise funds of VND 200 million (USD 8,800) through the website comicola (at http://comicola.com/product/det-nen-trieu-dai/).
Donors can choose various levels to support the project, ranging from VND 200,000 (USD 8.8) to VND 6 million (USD 264), and will receive different gifts according to their support.
Titled “Weaving a Realm”, the 100-page English-Vietnamese book will include two parts on costumes and customs of the Early Le reign based on research by prestigious scholars such as Tran Quang Duc and Phan Huy Chu, and objects at museums in the north.
Besides text, the book will be illustrated with sketches and paintings clearly describing the forms, structures and materials of each costume. The book will also include photos of royal costumes that the organisation designed in the last year for the project by artisan Tran Le Trung Hieu.
The Vietnam Centre is a non-profit organisation 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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