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The wife of the Speaker of the Moroccan House of Representative visits the Vietnamese Women’s Museum
Posted: Jan 10,2018

On the morning of December 18th 2017, Madam Sourisse Daniele, wife of Speaker of the Moroccan House of Representative visited the Vietnamese Women’s Museum during her husband’s official visit to Vietnam.

Spending more an hour to visit the Vietnamese Women’s Museum, Madam Sourisse Daniele discovered the contribution Vietnamese women made to it’s history, the role of women in their families, and the cultural features of ethnic women in Vietnam. She realized that there are many cultural similarities between the two countries, through the stories, objects, and images which are displayed in the permanent exhibition. Like Vietnamese traditional wedding ceremony, Moroccan people also use boxes for containing offerings which are similar to those which Vietnamese people use; and the patterns and colour on the costumes of Vietnamese women are similar to those of Maroccan’s. Upon seeing the baby carriers of ethnic minorities in the permanent exhibition she was especially inspired her to tell the stories of those of Morocco, and of her hometown where only rich families in Marocco have patterns on the baby carriers, whilst the poor only use plain cloth for making baby carriers.

Madam Sourisse Daniele (the second from right) visits the Viet marriage exhibit

Additionally, she also discovered more about diversified cultural features of Vietnam. She was so surprised and interested when given more understanding about the comb’s usage. It is used to comb the new mother’s breast to make more milk for the newborn in the birth exhibit. The most special thing is that the Gie Trieng costume in Tay Nguyen, which are costumes used for taking part in special ceremonies because they are really beautiful and fascinating.
Upon visiting the Women in History theme during the two resistance wars against both French and American enemies, she was impressed by images and objects, in which the bottle lamp of nun Dam Duyen used for taking food and weapons to support the frontline at Dien Bien Phu battle, or the image “Human bridge”, which tells about soldiers soaking in the stream to make a bridge for transporting the wounded soldiers which made her feel really moved.

Visiting the Thai den wedding ceremony
She shared her thought after the trip: “Your museum is so wonderfull! If only I had more time here. This is the most interesting trip for my first visit in Vietnam”

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"... From the beginning of the first century A.D., when the two Trung Sisters rose up to fight the enemy and save the nation, until now, whenever our country has faced danger, our women have contributed whatever they could toward the cause of national liberation.

Our people are grateful that our mothers from South and North alike have borne and raised our nation's generation of heroes....

Under the Socialist system, tens of thousands of women have become specialists in different fields and, as cadre, serve as directors and vice-directors of factories, leaders of farming cooperatives, presidents of People’s Committees, and general secretaries of Party Cells....

And so, the women of Vietnam from ancient times until now, from South to North, from young to old, are truly heroes ..."

(Excerpted from President Ho Chi Minh's speech on the 36th Anniversary of Vietnam Women's Union 20 October 1966)

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