Why boats have eye?.
Why boats have an eye. The fact that the life of the people in the river or fishermen can not miss the boats. The boat is not only a means of transportation, transport, fishing, communication … but also unique cultural products associated with customary customs and rituals of people in Vietnam. Why local people draw eye icons on boats in Vietnam? – One of the most popular and interesting customs is drawing an eye on boats in Mekong Delta.
Eye Painting – Why boats have eye?
Why local people draw eye icons on boats in Vietnam? – Eye painting for the boat is a custom derived from spontaneous, legendary notions that local people communicate with each other. Not only Viet Nam but many other parts of the world have the same culture, although not the same completely, but for the same purpose of eye painting is almost the same is bringing good things for people move on river or sea.
As well as having extremely conceptual images, fishermen think that boats are like fish, so it also needs to have eyes to guide and the eyes need to draw vividly to look down to the seafront with the implication. Indeed, deep to see where there are many shrimpfish.
When the boat or boat is finished, local people will draw the eyes so that they can move in the right direction and avoid risks or accidents along the way.
Depending on each region where the eyes on the bow of the boat have different shapes but generally the boat’s eyes of Vietnam still bring the gentle mood.
Finally, The custom of “drawing the eye of a boat” not only expresses the purity of the concept of life of legendary river inhabitants but also a unique artistic culture that needs to be researched and promoted. In addition. Moreover, it is these cultural factors that contribute to the religious life of the people more abundant – Why local people draw eye icons on boats in Vietnam?
-Breath of The Mekong Team-
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