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Cultural Series – Lecture. “Textiles and costumes of Vietnam’s ethnic minorities”. Talk with Mark Rapoport

June 29 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM


Many of the people of Viet Nam’s ethnic minorities are immediately identifiable by the costumes and textiles that they wear.  In fact, most of them wear their identity for all to see – all day and every day; pants, skirts, jackets, belts, turbans and jewelry.

Vietnam has a rich tradition in textiles among the different minority groups. Textiles do much more than cover the body. They convey identity, marital status, spiritual identity, wealth, social status, tribal history, accomplishments and personality. Even though textile weaving follows strong conventions, there is room for individuality and differentiation, and textiles may be said to “speak”.

Dr. Mark Rapoport is an American pediatrician who is a resident of Hanoi. He began collecting Vietnamese tribal art in 1969 and owns a gallery in Hanoi. Objects from his collection (both Vietnamese and African) are now housed in numerous museums in the U.S and in Vietnam.

This is one of Mark’s regular talks he gives FVH in his 54 Traditions gallery/shop.

The talk and presentation is at 54 Traditions gallery/shop, 30 Hang Bun

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June 29
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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John Reilly