Livestock and culture
Domestic animals, typically buffaloes, cows, pigs and chickens, have long been integral to Vietnamese farmers. Through the lovely images of these animals, folk artists in the past and modern artists in the present day have delivered their meaningful messages of human life. The herd-boy sends his childhood memories to the flying kites. The courageous rooster represents the honourable man’s virtues. The chickens express the wish for family growth and reunion. The fat pig carries the longing for prosperity.
All in all, through the eyes of artists, these simple yet loving animals and livestock production activities have diversified the spiritual life of the Vietnamese people.