(Source: http://english.vov.vn)
Thai Nguyen​(VNA) – The Malaysia-Indonesia-Vietnam Culture Week wrapped up in the northern province of Thai Nguyen on December 10, with nine artisans and teams honoured for their excellent contributions to the event’s success.

The event, kicked off on December 8 at the Thai Nguyen’s Museum of Cultures of Vietnam’s Ethnic Groups, was part of efforts to preserve and promote a number of traditional trades, including weaving, batik painting and producing handicrafts.

The event also aims to encourage creativity in the trades, thus creating new tourism products.

The 25-member Malaysian delegation was led by Princess of Terengganu, while Indonesian team was headed by Venny Afwany Alamsyah, a batik artisan.

Vietnam also sent 30 artisans from five ethnic minority groups to the event to introduce traditional weaving, embroidery and fabric dying of Vietnam.

According to the organising board, the event was a success, leaving strong impressions to visitors, while inspiring youngsters of ASEAN countries and the three countries in particular in promoting the values of traditional arts, especially weaving, printing and batik dying.

An art performance of Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia was also held at the closing ceremony.-VNA