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The marvelous bandanna of the South Vietnamese people

October 24, 2008          1993 views

Tiny and hardly apart from people, the bandannas make many ethnics’ costumes more beautiful and attractive. Each bandanna has it own design, color but they all are the beloved symbols in both physical and spiritual lives and leave people such a deep impression like other scarves such as the bandanna of the South Vietnamese people, the Chit and Vanh scarves of Hue people, the Pieu scarf of the Thai Ethnic, the Khanh-ma-om scarf of the Cham Women in An Giang province.

The bandana originates from the Khmer people (South Vietnam) and through the immigrations, other ethnics used it as their cloth. The bandanna is about 1.2 metres long and 40 – 50 centimetres wide with the various small black – white or brown – white  squares spreading the scarf. People often cover the scarf over the head with a point on then wind around the neck. One end is dropped in the front and the other in the back, but sometimes they drop both ends in the front to make the women more marvelous and graceful. Man usually ties the bandanna on his forehead and lets the two ends on the head and the stopper in front of the forehead.

The bandanna and loosing fitting blouse become familiar to the people’s daily life in the South.




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