Chau Giang Brocade has not only traditional beauty of brocade, but also unique of producing of Cham ethic minority specialty varies with a number of patterns, mostly known are: sarongs, shawl,… Chau Giang Brocade is a perfect combination between traditional and modern specialties that nowadays has found its' own name in the domestic market, and many customers abroad.
Chau Giang Village is located in South West, on the left bank of Hau river and opposite Chau Doc town, An Giang Province. It’s an ancient village where is also feature of the Cham cuture in Mekong Delta, located along the bank of Vinh An canal.
Ancient Cham people had the custom of keeping girls of 10-12 years olds at home to learn weaving. Cham girls were very skillful in weaving brocade. Today, this practice is no longer maintained, but Cham women in Chau Phong still preserve traditional crafts.
Industrial silk is used to weave brocade, all the products are made from natural materials, including skin and latex of the tree, making bright and colour-fast colours that cannot be mistaken for brocade products from other localities. Cham people is very skillfull. There are many kind of brocade products, such as colorful sarongs, bag and especially beautiful and interesting hair ties.
There are approximately 500 families in Chau Phong village, in which 300 families in Phum Soai hamlet and about half of them follow the brocade weaving. In Chau Phong Village, Chau Giang is a co-operative, where people gather together at home to weave.
Cham brocade weaving is maintained now, the reason why “cam cung” custom. Cham girls is not allowed go out, only weave and broider at home. Althought “cam cung” custom has not been. Cham women has ever skillfull, fine and meticulous.
Mosques are magnificent, impressive with the Cham architecture and even Cham decorative pattern. The beautiful girls spin and weave beside the window railing and they look more pretty in their traditional costume.
If you want to visit Cham village in Chau Doc, let travel with Mekong Delta Homestay Tour. This is a 4 days 3 nights experience departuring from Saigon. You admire not only the authentic life of Mekong River, but you also observe the Cham brocade. If you would like to have more expererience, you can take the Bassac Cruise Mekong. It's very convenience, which equipped with air-condition, private bathroom insight and wide sundeck in general. All of them are shaped from Sao wood which is traditionally used in aritocrat background and royal projects. Let's trying and Bassac Cruise will make you really satisfied.
If you want to explore amazing city of Siem Reap, Ankgor Wat, Ankgor Thom, Let's visit Combodia.If you want to experience rowing boat in floating market, let's come to Can Tho. If you want to see Cham brocade or floating village, let's visit Chau Doc. Holiday to Cambodia and Vietnam also offers to you the trully of leisure journey to reveal above things you want.
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