Introduction to Tat village
The Community tourism village of Tat, in Na Hau commune, Van Yen district, Yen Bai province is about 55km from Yen Bai city. Tat village is located in the core area of Na Hau Nature Reserve with a rich valley of terraced fields. It holds strongly hierarchical terrain and forms beautiful streams, waterfalls, and caves. With a cool climate all year round, beautiful and unspoiled natural landscapes, typical customs, cultural activities, traditional manual labor, and farming methods, Tat village is easily a place to learn about the national culture and explore nature. Na Hau has 428 households with 2,149 people, of which 100% are Mong people, living together.
The traditional occupations of the residents of Tat village are very hands-on. The villagers here practice traditional brocade embroidery, winemaking, knitting and blacksmithing. The village has its own art team which puts on cultural performances. These help to showcase the indigenous cultural identity with dances and singing along to traditional musical instruments such as Khen, Drum, Flute, and Khen La.
The traditional clothing in the village is something to be admired and can be seen at its best during the festivals. Women's costumes are very colorful and diverse, including skirts, split-breasted bras with bibs on the back, Siamese sheets covering the abdomen, belts, headscarves, and leggings. The dress has a truncated, pleated skirt that spreads across the cross in squares, but the skirt is tubular, when worn, the waist is ruffled outside the waist; The shirt opens at the chest to the left, with buttons, generally, the arms, collar, and hem are embroidered with patterns. Jewellery includes earrings, necklaces, bracelets, anklets and rings. Men's costumes are similar to those of Nung men: long pants, low crotch, low waist, short shirt with wide neck, and are indigo.