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Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre, ( Laos, Vietnam ) Lao PDR. - “Carving a Community: The Katu People”. The exhibit is the first in Luang Prabang, the former royal capital of Laos, to highlight the distinct cultural traits and crafts of this ethnic minority group residing in southern Laos and the central highlands of Vietnam.

Recognising the dearth of accessible and accurate information on Lao PDR’s ethnic diversity, the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre (TAEC) was launched in July 2007 to promote understanding of Lao PDR’s ethnic diversity and advocate for the survival and transmission of its cultural heritage.




It is the only independent non-profit museum and resource centre in Lao PDR dedicated to the collection, preservation, and interpretation of the traditional arts and lifestyles of the country’s ethnic groups. 


TAEC has won international recognition for its engaging and professional exhibitions, its community outreach, and livelihoods activities. TAEC recognises the responsibility it has to the communities and living cultures it represents, and prioritises linkages to and empowerment of source communities through its exhibitions. Currently, TAEC’s Museum Shop supports supplemental livelihoods for over 500 handicrafts producers and their families, primarily women, in 12 provinces of Lao PDR.



Collections

TAEC’s permanent collections include over 400 cultural artefacts from more than 30 of the ethnic groups of Lao PDR, including:
Costume/clothing
Accessories and jewellery
Handicraft tools
Equipment and household articles
Religious and ceremonial objects

The collections also include video, photos and reference materials.


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[Luang Prabang] Katu People of Southern Laos
Venue: Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre, Luang Prabang, Laos

Katu People of Southern Laos

The Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre’snew exhibit is entitled, “Carving a Community: The Katu People”. The exhibit is the first in Luang Prabang, the former royal capital of Laos, to highlight the distinct cultural traits and crafts of this ethnic minority group residing in southern Laos and the central highlands of Vietnam.


Intricate weavings and basketry and bold woodcarving created by the Katu people are highlights of the exhibit. Of special interest is the carved decoration of the Katu communal meetinghouse. Traditionally, the meetinghouse was the focal point of the village, where members of the community gather to carry out important rites, including buffalo sacrifice. Videos of this annual ritual and daily activities allow visitors to witness the folkways of the Katu.

The Traditional Arts & Ethnology Centre collaborated with the Institute of Sociological Research of the Lao PDR, the University of Gothenburg-Sweden, and the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology to conduct research and present this exhibit on the culture and lifestyle of this little known group.









fonte: @edisonmariotti #edisonmariotti

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