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Quang Nam (VNA) – The 2017 Vietnam-Asia Silk and Brocade Culture Festival opens in Hoi An silk village in the central province of Quang Nam on June 12.

The two-day event, part of the sixth Quang Nam Heritage Festival, attracts the participation of silk producers from China, India, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar and artisans from 12 Vietnamese brocade and silk trade villages.

The event, the third of its kind, aims to honour traditional silk and brocade culture, intensify connectivity and seek market for Vietnamese silk and brocade products.

Visitors were offered a chance to watch silk fashion shows featuring 18 collections by local and foreign designers.

A workshop themed “silk in the modern lifestyle and measures to develop the Vietnamese silk industry” is expected to be held within the two-day festival.

The sixth Quang Nam Heritage Festival is taking place from June 7 to 14 in the cities of Tam Ky and Hoi An and some other parts of the province.

It includes an international chorus contest from June 7 to 11 featuring more than 1,000 artists from 10 countries and territories, an international kite festival from June 8 to 11, the Quang Nam Heritage Fair from June 9 to 14, the World Windsurfing Championships from June 11 to 14,  and an international food festival from June 12 to 14.-VNA