Dalat, December 28 2010
"Although run as a commercial enterprise and not really a village, engaging all the senses in a way that few other tourist attractions in Dalat can. XQ is Vietnam's top brand of embroidered paintings - its works are a favourite gift from the government to visiting dignitaries and celebrities.
The thing not mentioned was that these music artists rejects to their picture being taken. I got these shots when they weren't yet aware. Thanks to my 200 mm lens. But the guy noticed me and see, he looks sour, doesn't he? The lady on top left waved her hand at me signaling to stop shooting. The lady on right, I thought she was pretty and kind. Yeah, she is, pretty. But later on she hid her face behind the pillar. Aaarrrggghh! Telling me not to take pictures is a total turn off!
While I was looking around, Wiwik said I missed another music performance played using white little cups like the ones used to drink tea. My immediate thought was, "Was the artist willing to let her picture be taken? If not, just forget about it."
Yes, they did have good silk. I cannot proof the quality, but the color and motives were excellent. The price also.