Folk worshipping statues are the symbols of Religious beliefs in part of Southern Ethnics, with the Viet – Hoa cultural exchanges and the reflection of native culture. From simple symbols to the images of Religious beliefs in the southern folk worship; Abundance in Statue system of Buddhism, Taoism, and the Gods are worshipped by the Southern ethnics. This reflect the intergration in the cultural and spiritual life of Vietnamese, through their activities, and thoughts of the different periods to form a specific religious folk system in the South. Artistic technique and the materials bring unique aspect to the folk statues in this area. The exhibition of “Collection of Southern folk worshipping statues” was the combination between Ho Chi Minh City Museum and Collectors.
Objects: – Statues of Metal, Wood, Water
– Fortune statue – ceramic
– Master of Hell statue
– Maitreya statue
The exhibition represented the Southern folk worshipping statues, the factors of technique, art, representing style, creation và the presence of worshipping statues in moral life of the Viet people in the South.
Worship is the symbol of the cultural and spiritual life of the Vietnamese people. Especially when worshipping Buddha and the statues in Buddhist system.
The exhibition model based on the real one of Mr. Tran Ngoc Huu family, Long Hiep commune, Long Dien district, Ba Ria – Vung Tau province, formed about early 20th century.