Titled “Vietnamese women’s traditional costumes and accessories from the 20th century,” the exhibition showcases around 400 works detailing Vietnamese women living across the country and even in Laos and Cambodia, drawn from 1935-1937 by French painter Jules Gustave Besson and students of the Ho Chi Minh City University of Fine Arts, which was originally Gia Dinh School of Fine Arts.
The paintings depict women’s traditional outfits for festivals, ceremonies and daily activities.
The exhibition, held by the Association of Friends of Old Hue, will run until March 4 at the French Cultural Center in Hue at 1 Le Hong Phong Street.
Below are some works displayed at the exhibition:
A painting titled “A man wearing a palm-leaf coat in the north”
Accessories of highlanders in the northern region
Southern woman’s hair style