Hand-embroided picture: The girl’s scooping water in front of the temple
The embroidery by Theu Viet has reproduced the beautiful picture of a rural girl’s scooping water in the field at night. The moon is very bright in the sky and the moonlight reflects off the water. The girl moves the scoop to take the water, and by accident scoops right at the position of the moonlight reflection. Each soft and sophisticated needle line and stitch of the artisans makes others think of the image of a rural girl in the old folk song to be reproduced: “Oh you, sweet lassie scooping water by the road. Why are you pouring away the golden moonlight?”
The space of scooping water in a moonlit night is familiar scenery of the countryside people. The fresh moonlit night is also an ideal time for the couple to express his or her love to the other and to talk together. Although the young man is not mentioned in the embroidery, the viewers still can see that it is the young man to see completely the beauty of this girl. It must be delicate, patient and diligent of the embroiderers to import the folk songs into such artistic embroideries. This hand embroidery is truly suitable for the working spaces as well as the entertainment spaces because it encourages the engrossed working spirit and is also the absolute art.
(Hand embroidered pictures – Theu Viet)