Needlework that created national culture
The craft of embroidery first began in Quat Dong village. The legend is that Le Cong Hanh, born on January 18, 1606, is its ancestor. The use of embroidery then became popular among the Vietnamese and evolved in tandem with Vietnam’s cultural development. During the French colonial era in the 19th century, the use of embroidery for daily clothing as well as in common items, like tablecloths and curtains, became widespread. There are 341 embroidery villages employing 130,000 producers in Vietnam.