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Location: 258 Mai Anh Dao Street, W.8. Dalat city
Da Lat XQ Historical Village is not a new tourist destination but it is interesting for tourists to explore a mysterious embroidery space of human beings. They not only come to see XQ embroidery pictures but to take a trip returning the dreaming world and the childhood. This is also a tourist destination bearing the stamp of Hue ancient town and the impressive art arrangement.
At XQ Historical Village - the creative space of XQ artists and artisans- visitors are immersed in the embroidery space and admire the works of art of hand embroideries which are exquisite and unique. Since then, visitors have enjoyed the art and learn about traditional embroidery culture.
XQ Historical Village was built by XQ Embroidery Company near the Valley of Love. With a skillful hand, a craftswoman pays their soul into each stitch to make the lifelike pictures, so the viewer gets much emotion. From traditional embroidery and non-stop effort in creating of craftswomen, XQ hand embroidery becomes a unique art and contains Vietnamese national character. XQ embroidery picture is not only the product in traditional decoration, but also the artwork containing mysterious beauty, which sublimate emotional aesthetic of viewer, wake up national cultural love of Vietnamese people. It is divided into some main areas with names conveying its nuances: Traditional Area, Identity Area, Heat-to-heart Garden, and Natural Summon Yard, etc.
XQ Historical Village Areas
Traditional Area: telling stories and memories relating to the embroidery.
Identity Area: painting a portrait of XQ with the beauty of the cultural spirit, and the soul of the woman doing embroidery as well. This is also a place to held sacred festivals of the embroidery inheritance (annually celebrated at June 12th according to lunar calendar).
Introductory Area: introducing the three finest art embroideries, including embroidery portraits, two-sided embroidery art, and landscape embroidery art.
Residence Art Area: introducing marvelous legends of Dalat people’s culture
XQ Art Gallery: showing the finest examples of Vietnamese embroidery.
- Gallery “Taste of time” is a place where visitors perceive values of time, time’s gone, time length staying in each XQ paintings.
- Fashion Center of Dalat cold land: to honor the noble beauty of women through embroidery clothes.
- Silver Hair Quarter: introducing the tea ceremony of XQ artists; organizing art performance “Loving Night of the embroiderers artisans “on the weekends; holding annually “Spring for generations”.
- Eating and Drinking Street: introducing special dishes all over Vietnam processed through the skillful hands of XQ artisans. The layout Space is arranged impressively, creating many surprises close and embedded with natural features, typical climate of the Dalat land.
- Café art: where visitors can become a poet, an artist painting even a singer, or they enjoy the art performances on weekends.
A meaningful tour is the exchange of dream and immanence, become more and more necessary and essential to visitors. Based on that demand, XQ Historical Village is always searching in country stories, legends, poems, music, painting, and traditional art. The cultural tour needs the harmonization of musical instruments to create the wonderful sound of memory and intelligence of Dalat city. Especially, each XQ hand embroidery picture was born not only by needle, thread, fabric, working days, but also by throbs with emotion and creation of Vietnamese women based on the love of homeland, friendship, emotion about the human being.
XQ Embroidery Village History
Mrs. Hoang Thi Xuan inherited exquisite craftsmanship of the Hue ancient royal embroidery. Cooperating with her husband, Mr. Vo Van Quan – a physician radiologist, an artist with creativity and non-stop effort in developing the embroidery to the new stage. Since then, from traditional embroidery and non-stop effort in creating of craftswomen, XQ hand embroidery becomes a unique art and contains Vietnamese national character. XQ embroidery picture is not only the product in traditional decoration, but also the artwork containing mysterious beauty, which sublimate emotional aesthetic of viewer, wake up national cultural love of Vietnamese people.
From 1990 - 1992, they began composing embroidery works titled “a homeland, a lifetime”. Late in 1992, Xuan and Quan went to Dalat and held vocational classes to train artisans. In early 1994, they established an embroidered silk XQ Da Lat cooperative group with 20 artisans. On January 30, 1996, XQ Dalat Ltd. was officially established. After 10 years of operation, the company has achieved a number of accomplishments.
XQ branches, which are present all over Vietnam, from Hanoi, Hue, Da Nang, Nha Trang, Dalat to Ho Chi Minh City, offer jobs for over 2000 labors who are both unskilled workers and skillful ones. Moreover, Vietnamese leaders of provinces and cities, world artists, domestic and foreign customers loving the embroidery art highly appreciate cultural values and art of XQ embroidery products. Anh Quan also had an honor to receive “The Guide Award” praising those who have contributed to the culture of Vietnam tourism.
XQ hand embroidery pictures contributed a new color for Vietnam hand embroidery, it contributed to make a typical culture, a precious gift for Vietnamese people and meaningful souvenir for international visitors on their occasion to Viet Nam. Embroidery picture of Viet Nam are also taken oversea in order to introduce the beauty of Vietnamese traditional culture. Since that, embroidery becomes special art which contribute to enrich international cultural treasure

 

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