Priscilla Kibbee

I love to travel all over the globe shopping for textiles to add to my wearable art. I have taught quilting to school children in Nepal, seminole patchwork to seamstresses in Thailand, and jackets and embellishment to quilters in Turkey where I also served as a judge at 2 of their International Quilt Shows. I have created garments for 5 Fairfield and Bernina Fashion Shows and teach classes on embellishment and wearable art. Lately I have been leaning more toward making art quilts.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Chau Doc Vietnam Temples

After the harbor and the Cham Village it was time for a bit of culture. Our first stop was the beautiful Chau Pau Temple which unfortunately wouldn't let us take photos inside.
Then Wol led us in through the busy market...

to a beautiful Temple all but hidden in the market.

Lots of incense coils

And beautiful enamel plaques.

Beautifully painted doors.

And murals.

Unfortunately someone had put a bag of something in front of this beauty.

This was probably a Taoist Temple.

A pillar.

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Friday, February 27, 2009

Chau Doc Vietnam, Cham Village

Then it was off the boat and over to visit the Cham Village on the other side of the river. The Cham used to be a majority in Vietnam and now are a minority. The Cham Museum in Danang is one of my very favorite places.
They do a lot of farming in the fields flooded by the river every year. The houses are in stilts because of the flooding and one of them is marked so you can see the river levels.

No surprise. They were set up to sell to tourists.

After trying to sell us sweets the children went back to their game.

Boat building.
A new house going up.

The Cham are Muslim and our boatman took us on a tour of their new Mosque.

One of the women was busy weaving.

Their was a high planked trail past the houses to the Mosque.

Back in the harbor as we headed back to town.

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

A Stop at the Fish Farms, Chau Doc Vietnam

Fish Farms are houses in the middle of the River with fish which they grow trapped underneath. A board in the floor is lifted to feed the fish.
They are fed dried dog food.

Floating buildings connected by boards.

Hopefully we won't sink before we get back to shore.

These houses would not be good for sleepwalkers.

The houses smell .........well, "fishy".

More barges on the river.

Fishing boat.

Another fishing boat.
Drying fish.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Chau Doc Vietnam

Here's a good view of the cyclo's. Don't they look like a comfy way to ride around town? The market was only a block away. So next morning we headed over for a look.

Buying some fancy incense sticks on the left.

A view out to the terrace from one of the bedrooms.

Off on the comfy cyclo's