Landmark folklore projects honoured

(VOV) – The Vietnam Folklore Arts Association (VFAA) has presented prizes to 64 notable research projects exploring folk art and culture in a ceremony on December 28.

Phan Ngoc Khue’s “Hang Trong Folk Painting” project received first prize.

VFAA President To Ngoc Thanh outlined the scope of the entered research, spanning philosophy, folklore theory, customs, performance, visual arts, architecture, and folklore knowledge.

Hang Trong Painting

Hang Trong Painting

Some of the other research projects recognised included an investigation into the Champak culture of Sakava and Dang Thi Oanh’s analysis of water symbols in the folk literature of Thai people living in northwest Vietnam.

The organising board presented one overall first prize, 10 secondary prizes, 32 tertiary prizes, 18 consolation prizes, and three gifts.

The VFAA also presented eight artisans with official folk artisan certificates and insignia. The artisans are teachers of Muong ethnic minority music traditions and songs in the Soong Co, Then, and Xam styles.