A collection of brocade products made by ethnic minorities in the far northern mountainous province of Cao Bang will be sold at the Traditional Handicraft Bazaar this weekend in Ho Chi Minh City.

The bazaar will see artisans belonging to the Lo Lo, Nung, White Mong, Flower Mong, Red Dao, and Dao Tien ethnic groups presenting their products.

It will resemble a hill tribes' local market in the north with ethnic women selling their specialities and food from mountainous areas in baskets.

They will teach visitors the process of making brocade from spinning and weaving to painting patterns using beeswax and hand embroidering.

Bags, hats, scarves, and decorative items made of brocade will be on sale.

The bazaar will also see traditional music and dance of Cao Bang hill tribes.

The event, at Renaissance Riverside Saigon Hotel, will be organised by Swiss development organisation HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Vietnam, NGO Cao Bang Community Development Centre, and Mystere Shop Saigon.

The money raised will be used to improve water supply for ethnic minorities in Cao Bang and the environment.

The event will start on November 8 night and go on through November 9.-VNA