Explore Dak Rang village of the Gie-Trieng ethnic group in Ngoc Hoi – Kon Tum

From Plei Kan town, along Highway 14 to the North about 18 km to Dak Rang village in Dak Duc commune, Ngoc Hoi district to visit Dak Rang village, the road to the village is mostly concrete, so visitors Can visit by car. Dak Rang village is known as an attractive tourist destination with unique cultural features of the Gie-Trieng ethnic group still preserved today.

Currently, the area of ​​Dak Rang village is about 100 hectares with about 200 households and most are Gie-Trieng ethnic people.

Compared to other villages located in Dak Duc commune, it can be said that Dak Rang village is a long-standing cultural village that still preserves many festivals as well as traditional handicrafts imbued with the most national cultural identity. In particular, the village has famous groups of artisans participating in traditional festivals inside and outside the province. Here you can see the process of making traditional musical instruments such as: Dinh tut, Ting Ning, flute, ta- wool, ta-let, bin, oong-enh, pin-pui, Po-Run, and silk under the skillful hands of famous artisans such as: Blong Ve, also known as A Ve, Blong Vuong . With the skillful hands of Gie-Trieng girls, they create traditional costumes or robes… Patterns and colors created in woven products create unique nuances in the costumes of the Gie-Trieng people. , the products made are mainly for daily activities, in the past they were used to exchange goods.

music%20cuTraditional musical instruments are still preserved today Explore Dak Rang village of the Gie Trieng ethnic group in Ngoc Hoi Kon TumArtist A Ve plays the Dinh tut instrument

The stilt houses of the Gie-Trieng people are usually built on a rectangular ground, the floor is usually 0.8 – 1m above the ground. Normally, the house is about 15m long and 6 – 10m wide. The size of the house depends on the number of generations and the number of members living in the family.

The main components that make up a house frame of the Gie-Trieng people are the same as the Kinh people, including: columns, cross sections, trusses, trusses, arm beams, storm beams… but the shape, position and structure of each set The parts are completely different, reflecting the unique culture that is both traditional and sophisticated of the community. To complete a house, people here have to use at least 200 to 250 bundles of thatch (each bundle consists of many bundles, weighing about 20kg) and around 20m3 of wood.

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The turtle shell-shaped roof and the two ends decorated with two buffalo horns are two typical features of the stilt house architecture of the Gie-Trieng people. The layout of the long stilt house of the Gie-Trieng people on the living floor also has the following form: in the middle is a corridor used as a walkway, on both sides are places for households. Decorating and arranging living items in a traditional house of the Trieng people always strictly adhere to the “East-West” principle. People believe that the East direction is the most important direction (the original direction). According to their beliefs, the East direction is associated with sunlight radiating to all other directions to warm the gods and all things of the mountains and forests so that the trees and crops are always lush, creating abundant wealth, bringing and happiness for all people.

Traditionally, Gie-Trieng men wear short hair or wear indigo scarves on their heads, have pierced ears, wear earrings made of precious wood, bamboo or ivory, and have tattoos with lines. Geometric patterns are quite simple. In addition, Gie-Trieng men also wear loincloths, naked, and when it is cold, they wear an extra shirt, an over-the-shoulder coat, indigo color with decorative stripes.

The loincloth of the Gie-Trieng people is narrow, long without tassels, the body and edges of the loincloth are bordered and decorated with patterns at both ends on an indigo background. Men also wear necklaces and necklaces with beads on them. During holidays and New Year, they wear wide indigo robes with decorative colors that cover their bodies.

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Meanwhile, Gie-Trieng women often have long hair, wrapped around the back of their neck. They don’t wear shirts but wear long, high-fitting, armpit-like skirts. This is a relatively long and wide tube dress. The top of the dress, the middle of the body and the hem of the dress are decorated with red patterned stripes on an indigo background. This style of wearing both a skirt and a shirt is a very distinct characteristic of Gie-Trieng women, rarely seen in other ethnic groups from the North to the South, very traditional and equally modern. This is also a reason why Gie-Trieng costumes were selected for the “Ethnic Cultural Village” and participated in “Ethnic Costume” competitions. Like many other ethnic groups, Gie-Trieng women beautify themselves with many types of jewelry such as silver, copper, beaded bracelets, wrist, leg and ear rings. For well-off women, they often wear ivory earrings.

Today, the process of economic development has affected the traditional costumes of the Gie-Trieng people, especially the costumes of the Vietnamese (Kinh ethnic group) that have penetrated into remote villages. In daily life, the Gie-Trieng ethnic people dress simply, but during important festivals, traditional costumes are still performed and favored by them.

The buffalo eating ceremony is a major festival of the Gie-Trieng ethnic group in particular and the Central Highlands people in general. The rituals taking place during the festival contain the desire for a prosperous and prosperous life, and not only a bountiful harvest. Therefore, it also shows the clear community and cultural characteristics of the Central Highlands ethnic groups.

The New Year celebration is held every year in the 12th month of the lunar calendar. The family gets up early, the homeowner makes chicken and a jar of wine to worship Giang, who has blessed the family for a peaceful year, and prays for Giang’s blessing for another year. just lots of luck. After that, gather the whole family together, eat the first meal of the year and then visit each family in the village in turn. The New Year celebration promotes the spirit of solidarity of the village community, and village members who go away have the opportunity to return to the village. Preserving the cultural identity of the village community and ethnicity. New year with new hopes, new joy begins.

With the national cultural features mentioned above, it is hoped that Dak Rang village will become a cultural destination that attracts many tourists to research, learn and visit.

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