Constructing a single costume takes about one year to complete, outfits are sewn by mothers for their daughters, only worn on best occasions and stored in a lockable chest. The Flower Lolo of Meo Vac in Ha Giang Province hand appliqués just under 4,000 rainbow coloured triangles onto each traditional dress. Five triangles can take up to two hours to sew. For that reason the Flower Lolo‘s dress is revered as one of Vietnam’s finest textile accomplishments.
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