|A Vietnamese women in the past with Ao tu than|
|Vietnamese women in white Yếm|
When dressing 4- part dress, Vietnamese old woman usually also wore Quai thao hat (a traditional Vietnamese flat palm hat), this hat is also called “nón ba tầm” (hat of three cubits). This wide-rimmed hat was described as "very massive, featuring a circular lid, the diameter is about sixty or seventy cm. Both sides had about six or seven small silk cords as round as the feathers… the chin strap are tied into the hat and have two tassels of black silk or raw silk” by a French doctor.
|A simple Quai thao hat|
The long dress was wore when the women went out of the house. When they were at home, even when working in the fields, in the hot weather, wearing Yếm was the best choice for them. We can see that the old Vietnamese girl’s way of dressing is even more free and scanty than the young girls today.
|When working at home, women usually wear only a Yếm|
|The traditional hair style of Vietnamese people in XX century|
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