Weaving a Realm: Bilingual book introduces Vietnam's costumes from the 15th century
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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.|
|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.|
|The format is paperback, size 25x25cm, printed full color on thick paper.|
|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,...|
|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.|
|English-Vietnamese book is made by a team of overseas Vietnamese at Vietnam Centre based in Sydney, Australia.|
|A collection of a hard cover, signed book; e-book; and one paper doll book will cost VND 500,000 (over USD 21).|
|The one paper doll book including two models and ten sets of historical clothing.|
|The book is compiled by a team of Vietnamese expatriates all over the world led by Nguyen Ngoc Phuong Dong.|
|With every entry, Vietnam Centre provides a few historical tidbits about the costume, from materials, sewing techniques, structure and other specifications.|
|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.|
|In addition to the hard copy, the ebook Weaving a Realm, the digital version will soon be published on Comicola's COMI platform.|
|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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