For Lu ethnic people, brocade weaving skill is crucial for any women. Lu ethnic women have made contribution to preserving and promoting this traditional craft.
|Lu ethnic women often spend their free time weaving costumes for their family members. Photos: VNA|
|Brocade weaving is time-consuming.|
|Having finished weaving, pieces of cloth are dyed.|
|Colours used for dyeing include dark blue, black and brown.|
|After being dyed, brocade cloth pieces are dried under the sun.|
|Cloth pieces are divided into smaller pieces and embroidered before being cut and sewed into actual costumes. Photos: VNA|
The Lu ethnic minority of Lai Chau province have long earned their living by growing cotton, raising silkworms, spinning thread and weaving fabrics.