The fourth international seminar on the art of traditional weaving in ASEAN member countries opened in the northern city of Thai Nguyen on March 16.

At the opening of the event called “Traditions, Innovations and Interactions: Paving a Creative Path for Traditional Textiles of Southeast Asia”, models from ASEAN member nations and the host country displayed 60 traditional costumes and the clothes of 54 Vietnamese ethnic groups.

The seminar created an opportunity to expand a cooperation network with museums and research centres to preserve traditional weaving jobs inside the country and in the region.

It will help promote cultural heritage and cultural values of ASEAN nations, therefore supporting the formation of the ASEAN Community by 2015.

Activities within the seminar will end on March 18.-VNA