Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Vietnam - Hanoi Trip Day 3 - Museum of Ethnology
PLEASE ASK PERMISSION BEFORE YOU RE POST MY PHOTOS ON TO YOUR BLOG. THERE ARE SOME BLOGGERS WHO DID NOT ASK MY PERMISSION AND REPOST MY PHOTOS WITHOUT THE COURTESY OF LINKING BACK TO MY BLOG. THIS IS LIKE STEALING. PEOPLE, I HAVE SPEND MUCH TIME TAKING PHOTOS AND DOING HOMEWORK ON MY TRAVELLING INFORMATION AND KINDLY SHARE THESE INFORMATION TO ANYONE INTERESTED IN THEM. IF NECESSARY I WILL POST SCREEN SHOT OF YOUR BLOG TO SHOW YOUR BAD MANNERS OF STEALING MY PHOTOS. THE MOST DISGUSTING THING THEY DID WAS TO SCREEN SHOT MY PHOTO AND CORP OFF MY BLOG TITLE FROM MY PHOTO AND REPOST THEM IN THEIR BLOG. After lunch, we visited the museum of ethnology. Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is both a research centre and a public museum exhibiting the ethnic groups of Vietnam. The mission of the Museum is scientific research, collection, documentation, conservation, exhibition and preserving the cultural and historic patrimony of the nation’s different ethnic groups. The museum also serves to guide research, conservation, and technology that are specific to the work of an ethnographic museum. You can read more from the official website. The viet or kinh make up almost 85% of the population of Vietnam, comprising the largest of 54 ethnic groups belonging to 5 ethnolinguistic families. An exhibit of a bicycle loaded with lots of fishing baskets. Muong funeral scene. There's a lot of exhibits featuring the different cultures of vietnam in the museum, definitely worth visiting. Jewellery wore by the tribes women. Decorations on the top of the roof indicate the power and richness of the family. The simpler decoration belongs to the average and poorer villagers. Oh I love this the Bahnar communal house the best. The roof is so huge and tall. The spectacular communal house of the Bahnar with a height of 19 meters was built in 2003 by 42 villagers from Kon Rbang Village, Kontum town, the central highlands. According to the Bahnar, the communal house is the symbol of skill, strength of the villagers especially the power of men. (Information from the brochures of the museum.) This structure is modeled on a longhouse in Ky village, Buon Ma Thuot city, Dak Lak province. It is over 42 meters long and have accommodated the families of the daughters and granddaughters of an extended matrillineal family.(Information from the brochures of the museum.) The house made from mud and clay with no windows. Nice sculptures of the tribes women folk.