Colorful Lo Lo land

06:00 | 03/10/2021 Culture & Tourism

(VEN) - The Lo Lo people live in the northern mountainous provinces of Ha Giang and Cao Bang, mostly in the Dong Van and Meo Vac districts of Ha Giang Province. Lo Lo people are divided into two groups: Lo Lo Hoa and Lo Lo Den. They use pieces of colored fabric to decorate their costumes. 

Although they live in remote, isolated mountainous areas and are small in number, the Lo Lo have a strong sense of culture and still wear their traditional costumes. Lo Lo women teach their children how to choose materials and sew traditional costumes and decorations.

colorful lo lo land
colorful lo lo land
colorful lo lo land

A set of female clothes consists of a shirt, pants or a skirt, and a headscarf. The round-neck shirt buttons in the front and has long sleeves. They sew on triangular patches to make square patterns on the sleeves, front, and back of the shirt and on the pants.

The Lo Lo Hoa people often wear silver or aluminum jewelry to enhance their appearance. Black is the dominant color of the Lo Lo Den or Black Lo Lo clothes. The sleeves are patched with blue, red, purple, and yellow pieces.

The headscarf is made of indigo or red cloth. The edges are beautifully embroidered. Colorful buttons or beads are sewed into flower images.

Lo Lo girls learn sewing and embroidery when they are small. When they get married, brides wear clothes they made for themselves.

Visiting the Lo Lo hamlets during festivals, tourists are charmed by the colorful costumes, which reveal an aesthetic sense and love of nature.

colorful lo lo land
colorful lo lo land

Pham Tiep