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Weaving a Realm: Bilingual book introduces Vietnam's costumes from the 15th century

06:07 | 14/06/2020

The first bilingual art book detailing the ancient Vietnamese costumes worn in the 15th century has been released recently.

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The book, entitled Det Nen Trieu Dai (Weaving A Realm), aims to reconstruct the rituals and fashion of Vietnamese in the early Le Dynasty from 1437 to 1471.
weaving a realm bilingual book introduces vietnams costumes from the 15th century
The book, titled Det Nen Trieu Dai in Vietnamese and Weaving a Realm in English, filled with illustrations, photos and other historical facts about Vietnam’s fashion centuries ago.
weaving a realm bilingual book introduces vietnams costumes from the 15th century
The format is paperback, size 25x25cm, printed full color on thick paper.
weaving a realm bilingual book introduces vietnams costumes from the 15th century
You can discover the fashion world of Vietnam's ancient time and take a look at all the Giao Lĩnh (cross-collared robe), Viên Lĩnh (round-collared robe), Đối Khâm (parallel-collared robe), the Emperor's Hoàng Bào (yellow imperial robe) and the Empress' Địch Y,...
weaving a realm bilingual book introduces vietnams costumes from the 15th century
In ancient Vietnam, Địch Y (also called Huy Địch or Huy Địch Y) and the headwear Phượng Quan were the noblest ceremonial attire, usually reserved for an empress during great rituals.
weaving a realm bilingual book introduces vietnams costumes from the 15th century
English-Vietnamese book is made by a team of overseas Vietnamese at Vietnam Centre based in Sydney, Australia.
weaving a realm bilingual book introduces vietnams costumes from the 15th century
A collection of a hard cover, signed book; e-book; and one paper doll book will cost VND 500,000 (over USD 21).
weaving a realm bilingual book introduces vietnams costumes from the 15th century
The one paper doll book including two models and ten sets of historical clothing.
weaving a realm bilingual book introduces vietnams costumes from the 15th century
The book is compiled by a team of Vietnamese expatriates all over the world led by Nguyen Ngoc Phuong Dong.
weaving a realm bilingual book introduces vietnams costumes from the 15th century
With every entry, Vietnam Centre provides a few historical tidbits about the costume, from materials, sewing techniques, structure and other specifications.
weaving a realm bilingual book introduces vietnams costumes from the 15th century
Recognising the care and the need to learn about ancestor’s clothing culture from the community, Vietnam Centre raised funds in 2018 to make the book.
weaving a realm bilingual book introduces vietnams costumes from the 15th century
In addition to the hard copy, the ebook Weaving a Realm, the digital version will soon be published on Comicola's COMI platform.
weaving a realm bilingual book introduces vietnams costumes from the 15th century
Instead of the square format of the hard copy, they switched to the vertical rectangular format and adopted a new look to enhance the readers’ experience.

Photo courtesy of Vietnam Centre and Comicola

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