The last bronze incense burner craft village in Saigon

Last update 15:03 | 02/11/2017

In modern society, traditional craft villages are disappearing and many artisans are finding it hard to stick with their jobs. But in HCMC, the nation’s fastest growing city, there still exists a century-old bronze incense burner casting village called An Hoi in Go Vap District where only five households are holding on to the traditional craft.

In the craft village on the quiet Nguyen Duy Cung Street in Ward 12, Go Vap District, people can sense the slow pace of life and the peaceful atmosphere. Continue reading “The last bronze incense burner craft village in Saigon”


Village of Ong Hao preserves the art of drum-making – Những người giữ lửa làng nghề làm trống Trung Thu

Village of Ong Hao preserves the art of drum-making

Last update 15:31 | 22/09/2017

The village of Ong Hao in northern Hung Yen Province has a national reputation for its tradition of making drums for the mid-autumn festival each year.

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A local craftsman prepares wooden board to make the drums. Continue reading “Village of Ong Hao preserves the art of drum-making – Những người giữ lửa làng nghề làm trống Trung Thu”

Hue’s headwear showcases local charm

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Last update 13:40 | 27/08/2017

Conical hats produced in the central Thừa Thiên- Huế Province, which includes the historic Huế City, are similar to those made in other regions in the country. But innovations by local artisans have added charm and made Huế hats famous.

Conical hats are synonymous with Việt Nam, and hat-making artisans in the former capital city of Huế have added a little extra charm to the iconic headwear. Continue reading “Hue’s headwear showcases local charm”

Nơi vải lanh đi muôn phương

  • 17.07.2017, 16:13

TTCT – “Lanh gắn với dân tộc Mông như vợ với chồng. Lanh là sự kết tinh của tri thức, của bản sắc, là tinh hoa văn hóa dân tộc Mông trên núi cao… Còn công việc của chúng tôi là cố gắng đưa lanh của dân tộc mình tỏa khắp năm châu!”. 

Nơi vải lanh đi muôn phương
Nghệ nhân Vàng Thị Mai (đội mũ) cùng làm việc với các vị khách quốc tế và trẻ em Mông ở Lùng Tám -NGỌC HIỂN

Nghệ nhân dệt lanh Vàng Thị Mai (55 tuổi) tự tin giới thiệu về Hợp tác xã (HTX) lanh Lùng Tám do bà sáng lập và làm chủ nhiệm. Continue reading “Nơi vải lanh đi muôn phương”

Antiques in the basement of National Assembly House

Last update 14:58 | 02/08/2017
Over 400 artifacts and almost 10 relics, restored with 3D technology, reflecting the history of 1,300 years of continuous development of Viet Nam, through periods of Dai La, Dinh, Ly, Tran, Le, are on show at the National Assembly (NA) House’s two basement levels.
Covering an area of 3,700 m2 in the NA’s two basement levels, the exhibits are displayed in an archaeological stratigraphic principle (chronological order). Highlights and historical stories featured in each display detail the cultural value of the heritage during that period of time.

The works on display at the 2,000m2 second level basement date back to the early Thang Long period, in the seventh to ninth century Continue reading “Antiques in the basement of National Assembly House”

Discovering Bau Truc pottery village

Last update 12:33 | 05/07/2017

Pottery art in Bau Truc Village in Phuoc Dan Commune, Ninh Phuoc District, Ninh Thuan Province has been recognized as a national intangible cultural heritage by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

The pottery village has some 400 households making pottery goods, representing 70% of the total Cham population in the area.

Despite many ups and downs, the Cham people have handed down their pottery making techniques from generation to generation.

The village captures the attention of many tourists, and has more than 600 workers with incomes of VND3 million to VND4 million.

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Tourists buy pottery products in the Bau Truc pottery village Continue reading “Discovering Bau Truc pottery village”

Crimson and gilded wooden treasures tell Vietnamese history

Last update 17:06 | 03/07/2017

Wood carving and painting is a profession with a long tradition in Vietnamese culture. In its long history of development, crimson and gilded objects with fine carvings, red paint, and sparkling gold, not only reflect the aesthetics and skills of craftsmen but also express historical values of Vietnamese culture.

The Vietnam National Museum of History is organising an exhibition showcasing more than 100 lacquered and gilded wooden artifacts, selected from its collection of woodworks that have been studied, collected and preserved for many years by the museum.

Crimson and gilded wooden treasures are not only historical stories, but also artworks expressing the aesthetic thought and talent of artisans, containing ideals from history, art, customs, religion and beliefs of Vietnamese people. Continue reading “Crimson and gilded wooden treasures tell Vietnamese history”

Sea festival opens in Nha Trang

vietnamnews Update: June, 11/2017 – 09:00

The 2017 Nha Trang Sea Festival opened on Saturday night in the central province of Khánh Hòa. — Photo

Viet Nam News KHÁNH HÒA The 2017 Nha Trang Sea Festival, themed “Extending the Circle of Friendship”, opened Saturday night in the central province of Khánh Hòa, with a wide array of artistic, cultural and sporting activities.

This year’s festival is expected to host as many as 50 art performances, exhibitions, sporting competitions and food events, the highest number of activities since its inception. The festival is expected to welcome 150,000 visitors. Continue reading “Sea festival opens in Nha Trang”

Vietnam – Asia silk festival to take place in Hoi An

Last update 10:44 | 17/05/2017

The Vietnam – Asia silk culture festival is scheduled to run in Hoi An silk village in the central province of Quang Nam between June 11 and 14.

The event aims at promoting and preserving the value of traditional silk villages across Vietnam, including Van Phuc (Hanoi), Hoi An and Ma Chau (Quang Nam), and Bao Loc (the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong), among others.

It will also connect craftsmen with potential business partners from Japan, India, China, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, and Europe. Continue reading “Vietnam – Asia silk festival to take place in Hoi An”

Weaving a new future for rush mattresses


Update: May, 07/2017 – 09:00

Something to smile about: A boy plays with a train made by Nam. VNS Photo Huê Phong
A man born on a mattress made by his native village artisans tries to gain a fresh lease of life for the traditional craft with new, market-oriented designs, Phước Bửu  reportsNguyễn Viết Nam was born on a mattress woven by highly skilled artisans.

He was not the only one, of course.

The mattresses produced by artisans of Phò Trạch Village in the northern part of Thừa Thiên-Huế Province using craft skills handed over through generations have also welcomed the birth of generations of babies in the village and beyond. Continue reading “Weaving a new future for rush mattresses”

Preserving statue sculpting in Central Highlands

Last update 19:39 | 07/05/2017

Being well-known as a grave statue–carving artisan and wooden statue–maker, artisan A Doan in Dac Ha Commune, Tu Mo Rong District in the Central Highlands Province of Kon Tum, has greatly contributed to preserving this unique art, promoting the culture of the Central Highlands.

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Artisan A Doan and his set of wooden statues reproducing the activities of a family

Keeping values

Artisan A Doan worries about the future of many aspects of the culture of ethnic minority groups including Bana, Giarai, Ede and Mnong. He said, “I’m always afraid of the disappearance of the cultural beauties of the Central Highlands people”. Continue reading “Preserving statue sculpting in Central Highlands”

Visiting riverside Kim Lan pottery village

Last update 13:00 | 02/08/2016

Lying on the banks of Red River, Kim Lan pottery village in Gia Lam district, Hanoi has a more than 1,000 year-history of making of ceramics.

The craft reached its peak around the 13th and 14th centuries, making the village a pottery production centre for the capital city of Thang Long (now Hanoi). During that time, most of the country’s ceramic products exported to Japan were made in the village. Continue reading “Visiting riverside Kim Lan pottery village”

Vòng đeo hạt rừng từ vườn Núi Chúa

01/04/2017 12:38 GMT+7

TTO – Mùa khô ở Vườn quốc gia (VQG) Núi Chúa, lá cây không rụng mà khọp lại, giòn rụm. Lách qua bụi mọc xen đá núi, những người phụ nữ Raglai dang nắng đi lượm hạt rừng với giá 25.000 đồng/kg.

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Chị Biểu (trái) có tay nghề khoan, xỏ hạt cây rừng giỏi nhất thôn Cầu Gãy. Chế tác từ hạt cây rừng là một phần nguồn sống mỗi ngày của gia đình chị và 26 chị em trong thôn – Ảnh: T.HÂN
“Tôi nghĩ sản phẩm này có tương lai vì mang đậm bản sắc địa phương. Vĩnh Hy, Hang Rái là những địa điểm du lịch nổi tiếng, chỉ cần 10% du khách đến đây mua sản phẩm là cộng đồng đủ sống

Continue reading “Vòng đeo hạt rừng từ vườn Núi Chúa”

New product papers over an old tradition


Update: April, 16/2017 – 09:00

Soft light: A lantern made with nipa palm paper.VNS Photo Công Thành

Young entrepreneurs have come up with a creative way to have visitors to Hoi An City take part of its famous nipa palm forest home as souvenirs, Hoai Nam reports

Trương Tấn Thọ, 39, earns a living making traditional paper.

Apart from the famous (poonah) paper, his firm in Hoi An City, called Giấy Việt (Vietnamese paper), also makes paper from the pulp of bamboo and mulberry trees.

A few years ago, Thọ hit up on the idea of using the stems of the nipa palm (called water coconut in Viet Nam), found in profusion in the area, to make paper and paper products, using the know-how he had acquired in making traditional paper with local materials. Continue reading “New product papers over an old tradition”