ao yem

Yem, the Traditional Backless Dress

Vietnamese women are defined by both their delicacy, as well as their strength in times of hardship; Ao Yem dresses are a classic embodiment of the grace and power of the Vietnamese woman. Once simply called ‘yem’, the ancient article of women’s clothing Ao Yem is an iconic testament to Vietnamese elegance. Along-side ‘áo dài’, […]


The Art of Water Puppetry

The theater is like none you have ever seen. Giants, musical instruments in hand, look down on the actors who are preparing to begin their performance. Behind the scenes, invisible powers are pulling all the strings. The stage is set, but not for long – as soon as the performance begins it rolls and breaks. […]