Embroidery festival impressions

Peaceful Da Lat city in the Highlands of Vietnam awoke to the sounds of tourist company buses bringing in thousands of domestic and foreign travelers to attend a festival of embroidery. The festival gathered over 2,500 embroidery experts from Hue, Nha Trang, Hoi An, Da Nang, Sai Gon and Da Lat.

·A jubilant festival

Tourists were impressed by the traditional rituals and cultural activities related to embroidery, such as the contest of “Golden Hands” and performances of traditional dances which were held at the XQ historical house in Da Lat City.An impressive gourmet program introducing Vietnamese traditional specialties was organized along with a fashion show, where the most talented tailors and embroiderers in Da Lat presented over 300 silk outfits.


·Honoring Vietnamese trademarks

XQ embroidery is very well-known in Vietnam and abroad for its skillful hand-made craftsmanship. XQ embroidery has been presented to several top leaders of foreign delegations to Vietnam, including the Queen of Malaysia, the First Lady of France, and the National Assembly of Laos. At the 2005 Miss Universe Contest, Miss Pham Thu Hang created an embroidery work titled “The Soul of Vietnam” to raise money for charity.At the embroidery festival, in addition to hundreds of Vietnamese experts, there were many international tourists, who wished to witness the extraordinary beauty of the rich Vietnamese culture.