Beeswax – Indigo Color

The event to preserve and promote traditional beeswax pattern drawing techniques On November 10, 2023, the Vietnam Women’s Museum held the opening event “Beeswax – Indigo Color” . The event is within the framework of Component Project No. 8 “Implementing gender equality and solving urgent problems for women and children” under the National Target Program for socio-economic development in the delta. ethnic minorities and mountainous areas in the period 2021 – 2030″, phase I: from 2021 to 2025, chaired and implemented by the Vietnam Women’s Union.

Ms. Nguyen Thi Tuyet, Director of the Vietnamese Women’s Museum spoke at the event

Speaking at the event, Director of the Vietnamese Women’s Museum Nguyen Thi Tuyet shared: “The event is not only a cultural story but also a story about preserving and promoting traditional crafts passed down through how many generations; demonstrates the ingenuity of ethnic minority women as well as the position and contribution of women in the community.”

Space of the event “Beeswax – Indigo Colour”

The event “Beeswax – Indigo Color” tells the story of preserving and promoting the traditional technique of drawing beeswax patterns, a good practice of Mong and Dao ethnic women (Dao Tien Group) in two provinces. Hoa Binh, Cao Bang. The event is the result of the process of researching, collecting documents and working with the Dao ethnic women’s group (Dao Tien Group) (Hoai Khao commune, Nguyen Binh district, Cao Bang province) and the Mong ethnic group (Pa commune). Co, Mai Chau district, Hoa Binh province) implemented by the Vietnamese Women’s Museum from March 2023.

Demonstration of beeswax painting techniques on fabric by Dao Tien ethnic women in Cao Bang

Coming to the event “Beeswax – Indigo”, Hang Y Mai shared: “I am very proud to see the unique culture of my homeland being performed in Hanoi. As a young generation of ethnic minorities, I always want to learn about the history and traditional culture of my people to have a more comprehensive view of my people’s culture and thereby be able to introduce my cultural identity. of our nation to domestic and international tourists.”

Exchange with Hang Y Mai students – guests attending the event

Attending the event, the public has the opportunity to learn about the beauty of traditional beeswax painting techniques through the photo exhibition “Beeswax – Indigo”, try on traditional costumes and capture moments of experience. interesting in a space imbued with highland culture.

Demonstration of beeswax painting techniques on fabric by Mong ethnic women in Hoa Binh

The event “Beeswax – Indigo” is one of the communication activities within the framework of Project No. 8 implemented by the Vietnamese Women’s Museum, with the message of spreading cultural values ​​and good customs. of ethnic minority women towards the goal of sustainable development of ethnic communities.

Let’s look back at some pictures of the event:

Tools used to draw beeswax

Launching the event with the highland melodies of Dao ethnic women (Dao Tien group)

Artist Sam Thi Tinh shared at the event

Publication introducing the exhibition “Beeswax – Indigo” of the Vietnamese Women’s Museum

Interviewing with representatives of ethnic women and children

Guests attending the event

The organizers gave thank you flowers to representatives of ethnic women who attended the event

Students participated in the experience of drawing beeswax on canvas

Take check-in photos at the event

Visit the exhibition “Beeswax – Indigo”

Students participated in the experience of drawing beeswax on canvas

Experience drawing beeswax on canvas