THE COR

This traditional costume has been one of the hardest of the whole collection for me to find. It is only after visiting more than 20 villages that I finally came across this woman owning the last original version, with the blue skirt that nowadays no one produces; making this one, a unique piece of heritage. Women traditionally wear it with necklaces made out of tiny beads following the same patterns of colours. I was thrilled to see the Quảng Nam Province government, being that active towards the conservation and promotion of its ethnic groups. Indeed, it owns several Cor costumes that it lends to the villages during traditional festivals.

Moreover, the decorated pole Cây nêu, erected for ceremonies, as well as sacred objects named Gu, have been listed as Intangible Heritage of Vietnam in 2015 by the Ministry of Culture, making it the first ancestral ritual of an ethnic minority of Vietnam to ever be protected.

 

Population

33 817 people (Census 2009)

Location

Quang Ngai and Quang Nam provinces

Arrival

Indigenous to the area
 
THE TAY
THE LA CHI
THE THAI
THE GIAY
THE DAO MAN
THE RO MAM
THE BAHNAR
THE CO TU
THE CHO RO
THE KHMERS KROM