Night Bazaar: 17.00-21.00, 8th, November

Day Bazaar: 9.00-16.00, 9th,
November 2014

Culture space of hill tribes from the mountainous
province of Cao Bang will be recreated at The Traditional Handicraft Bazaar.
Artisans from Lo Lo, Nung, White H’mong, Flower H’mong, Nung, Red Yao and
Coined Yao ethnics will present Art and Culture from Cao Bang. This event is
co-funded and organized by HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation , DECEN and Mystère
Shop Saigon.

The Traditional Handicraft Bazaar is an unique experience of the year in Ho Chi
Minh City to view the finest art and tribal culture of the far-northern ethnic
minorities of Vietnam.

You will find yourself in the space of a Cho Phien (local markets of hill
tribes in the north of Vietnam, held every five days). Ethnic women will sell
the specialties and food from mountainous area in baskets, just like the way
they normally do in their homeland. You will have this unique chance to
experience the taste of the mountain in the center of Sai Gon.

There will be a collection of finest handicraft products that you only see in this
event. Patterns on ethnic minorities’ costumes that we normally see will be
creatively used to decorate products such as bags, hats, scarves and home décor
products. This brings very special looks to the products.
By purchasing these unique handicrafts, you are not only giving yourselves,
family or friends a special treat but are helping ethnic minorities improve
their livelihoods!

You will also see beautiful traditional costumes of different ethnic minorities in
Cao Bang province.

Your journey to deeply discover the culture and art of hill tribes will start from
beautiful products of ethnic artisans to how they are made. Stories that never
told behind handicraft will be shared. Diverse steps of productions such as
spinning, weaving, painting patterns with beeswax and hand embroidering will be
performed by ethnic women. You can also try it! Ethnic artisans will be happy
to teach you.

More than a commercial shopping occasion, the organizers of the Bazaar are seeking
fund to help ethnic minorities in areas that are scarce of water having better
access to water.

You will also have time to enjoy traditional songs, dance and music of hill tribes
from Cao Bang. This is a good chance to learn some dance move of hill tribes
and dance with them. It will be fun!

A collection of beautiful paintings captured the life and people of Vietnam will
also be available for display and purchase

The event will be organized in one night (17.00-21.00, 8th, November) and one day
(9.00-16.00, 9th, November)