The fourth ASEAN Traditional Textile Symposium wrapped up in the northern province of Thai Nguyen on March 17, with Thailand taking up the hosting role next year.

Nearly 400 craftsmen, designers, manufacturers and researchers attended the five-day event this year, themed “Traditions, Innovations and Interactions: Paving a Creative Path for Traditional Textiles of Southeast Asia”.

With a wide range of activities such as workshops, exhibitions and demonstrations of trade villages and their culture, fashion shows and fairs, the event has highlighted the value of the regional weaving heritage while helping tighten ties between ASEAN countries.

On the spotlight of the symposium was a fashion show of traditional costumes of ethnic groups of Vietnam and other ASEAN countries.

Vietnamese artisans demonstrated how to make the linen cloth of the Mong people, the brocades of the Pa Then, Tay, Thai, Nung, Muong, Ede , M’nong, and Cham ethnic groups, and the silk of the Kinh and Khmer people.

Participants also had a chance to took part in various folk games and enjoy traditional dances and songs.-VNA