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Exhibition to honour Holy Mother
  • By N.H | | January 05, 2012 09:33 AM
Thousands of artworks featuring cultural life of Vietnamese women will be introduced in a special exhibition entitled “Mother Goddess Worship”.
 Mother goddess worship becoming more popular 

The works will be on show at the Vietnamese Women's Museum, 36 Ly Thuong Kiet, Hanoi from January 5.

With more than 1,000 items and 21 documents on display, visitors will have the chance to learn about the unique religious culture of women from different places in Vietnam. The exhibition, to be divided by themes, including Women in Family, Women in History and Women’s Fashion, will together depict a lively picture of Vietnamese women in real life.

The exhibition is the result of research, which was started 2009 by the Centre for Research Support and Development of Culture (A&C) and the Vietnamese Women Museum, with an aim to help people better understand the Vietnamese practice of worshiping the mother goddess.

The results include an extensive collection of items and interviews with hundreds of people who still worship in Hanoi and other northern provinces, such as Lao Cai, Thanh Hoa, Nam Dinh, Hung Yen and others.

There will be performances of lên đồng (a sort of trance performance) which includes dance, singing and music. Besides, the arrangement and decoration of altars, the offerings and costumes to the mother goddess will also be on display.

The exhibition will focus on four main colours which represent four palaces in which the mothers live: Red for heaven, white for water, yellow for earth and green for the forest and mountains.

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