Nowadays, when modern life gradually replaces the old and outdated things, the traditional cultural characteristics of Vietnamese people are never lost. During a period of history, traditional craft villages in Vietnam have persisted and developed over time, creating a cultural beauty that is not confused with any nation or nation.
Traditional Craft Villages in Northern
Bat Trang ceramic village
Bat Trang Pottery Village has been famous for a long time, not only in the territory, but also known by many countries and people around the world. Bat Trang means a big yard, dedicated to expertise. Thanks to the precise glazing technique and the kiln technique, the craftsmen here have created a special type of ceramic product, in harmony with the elegant layout, colour and human sophistication.
Up to now, Bat Trang ceramic products have been highly appreciated for their quality, with many designs, designs and types, divided into functional groups such as domestic ceramics, worship ware, fine ceramics. art, building ceramics and decorative ceramics. Bat Trang pottery circulates throughout the country, even abroad. Bat Trang Pottery Village is not only the ideal place to create a national product brand, helping to preserve the cultural value of the capital, but also one of the tourist destinations in Hanoi that are popular with many people.
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Van Phuc silk village
- Address: Ha Dong district, Hanoi
Although about 10 km from the centre of Hanoi city, this village on the Nhue River still retains the characteristics of a traditional handicraft village such as the image of ancient banyan trees, water wells, communal courtyards, the afternoon market still held under the communal house before the communal house. Footsteps at the village gate heard every “clanking” sound of the looms coming from the weaving workshops.
The ancestor of silk weaving in Van Phuc is called Le Thi Nga, and now there is a shrine to her in the village. Van Phuc silk is famous for its “smooth face, fresh hands”. Various silk products: Silk, Silk, Extreme silk, Cinnamon silk, Gam … Van Phuc silk is not only consumed domestically but also exported to many countries around the world.
Dong Ho Folk Painting Village
In the past, the village only painted paintings for sale during the Lunar New Year, but nowadays Dong Ho’s folk paintings are painted during the week to serve tourists. The materials for painting are paper and the colours are: young bricks, leaves, tree roots burnt into charcoal. To give the painting a shine, people use shells and clams to burn into lime, make small ones, mixed with tree sap, spread evenly on the paper and then start drawing.
Dong Ho folk paintings have many paintings such as animals: dogs, cats, buffaloes, cows, chickens, pigs … the painting “catch coconut; mouse marriages; jealousy” seems very interesting. expresses the desire for peace, happiness and well-being … so it is often hung indoors during spring holidays.
Chu Dau pottery village
Chu Dau Pottery Village has been famous in the world for over 500 years. Chu Dau ceramic products are kept in many national museums around the world such as Turkey, France, Belgium, Japan, Netherlands… and in personal collections of many countries around the world. One of the strong points of Chu Dau ceramics is its patterned lines.
The ancient motifs of Chu Dau are mainly lotus, chrysanthemum, in many different forms and dozens of other stylised motifs.
Experts appreciate Chu Dau pottery because of its appearance, glaze, patterns, decorative motifs … all are perfectly beautiful. Chu Dau pottery is presented in many forms such as drawing, sculpture, painting, embossing, all freely, lyrically, harmoniously and sophisticatedly. The patterns and motifs on the pottery strongly represent the cultural identity of the Vietnamese nation.
It is the natural landscape and the life of the inhabitants of the Red River Delta as the scene of pastoralism with buffaloes, birds perched on branches of flowers, fish swimming under water, thatched roofs along the rivers… It is a matter of polishing, shaping on the turntable, cutting the products in several stages, then reassembling and processing. The products are presented on blue-white, celadon or tam Thai glaze.
Doi Tam drum village
Address: Duy Tien district, Ha Nam province
Doi Tam is the only drum villages in North Vietnam with a history of 1000 years of drumming, the products here are made from famous and professional staff. The profession of drumming in Doi Tam is a hereditary profession, making all kinds of drums. Doi Tam drums are known for their durability, beauty, fullness and roundness… thanks to the secret of the village and the enthusiasm of the drummer. The two main materials used to make the drum are jackfruit wood and buffalo skin, so the Doi Tam drum has its own sound that is different from other drums.
People here mainly practice drumming from old to young, due to the growth of this craft village, there is a Doi Tam drum team. After 10 years of establishment, the village drum team has now grown to 60 people. The number of drummers has remained at 48 women, 12 additional men and women have beaten the bronze (gong, command, bar la, scraping …). The Doi Tam girls’ drumming team not only serves local festivals, but also participates in performances in all parts of the country.
Traditional Craft Villages in Central
Ke Mon jewellery village
Address: Phong Dien district, Hue province
Ke Mon village has been a famous golden village for over 300 years. The ancestor of this handicraft village is Mr. Cao Dinh Do, originally from Cam Tu village, Cam Thuy district, Thanh Hoa province, who immigrated to Ke Mon village at the end of Lord Nguyen Phuc Khoat’s life. During the reign of King Quang Trung, Mr. Do was summoned to the palace to establish the Royal Family Palace, which specialised in making jewellery for the royal family. Until the reign of King Gia Long, Cao Dinh Do and Cao Dinh Huong (his son), they were always kept as statues until their death (1810; 1821).
Ke Mon’s jewellery is renowned for its good quality compared to many other places with sophisticated craftsmanship and elaborate carvings made by experienced, skilled and creative craftsmen. The high quality of Ke Mon’s jewellery is most evident in bracelets, bangles, rings, bangles, necklaces and earrings in gold or silver.
Over the past hundred years, thousands of Ke Mon villagers have left the village and have been present, first in the imperial city of Hue (to work in the royal guard of the royal court), then in most cities, towns, large markets in the country and later in the world. Not only that, the Ke Mon villagers also spread their traditional handicrafts to the world to promote their homeland. Currently, the state of Texas in the United States has 40 gold holding facilities of Ke Mon people.
In Hue, the jewels are exhibited at the “Tinh Tam Kim Co”, as part of the traditional handicraft festivals of the Hue people of Ke Mon village. Ke Mon village has many churches with the 16 churches, it is the people who are credited with opening the village and developing the jewellery profession. And every year, on February 27 of the lunar calendar, they all hold the death anniversary and meet and exchange to improve their skills.
Non Nuoc stone carving village
Non Nuoc Stone Carving Handicraft Village is the place where the famous marble handicraft produced at national and international level. Perhaps no one comes to Ngu Hanh Son without visiting this handicraft village. The village was formed in the 18th century by an artist from Thanh Hoa named Huynh Ba Quat. This craft village is a cross between ancient Vietnamese and Champa cultures, bringing diversity and richness to the products of this craft village.
Later, when the country has an exchange with the world culture, craftsmen from all over the world come here to learn and exchange experiences, from which the statue of art has blossomed till now, with their creativity and industriousness, the craftsmen have created extremely delicate, sharp, elaborate and varied spiritual children that make many visitors come here to admire and praise.
Kim Bong carpentry village
- Address: Cam Kim district, outside Hoi An
Kim Bong is the village of the famous woodcarving (carpentry) of the ancient times. The carpentry here originated in the North, was learned by the carpenters of Kim Bong village, coordinated with Cham, Chinese and Japanese carvings to create wood carvings. high aesthetic and philosophy. Kim Bong’s wood carvings have been present in many families, many localities in the country and many countries on the 5 continents.
Nowadays, in Kim Bong’s territory, there is an artist’s title for a number of qualified carpenters. In the alleys of almost 1000 roofs of this famous carpentry village, there are still activities of wood carving, construction of civil furniture, construction of houses … Especially here, construction of boats with a tonnage of 10 tons up to 20 tons for customers from Quang Nam – Da Nang to Binh Thuan. In addition, the workers of Kim Bong also actively contribute to the protection, restoration and beautification of the ancient urban relic of Hoi An.
In general, like many traditional craft villages in Vietnam, Kim Bong is preserved, passed on technology and continues to produce but still in a condition to provide products in the locality. has not found a large consumer market, so it is not possible to fully exploit the available potential and valuable capital.
Bau Truc pottery village
Another traditional craft village specialising in pottery making is the “Bau Truc” pottery of the Cham people, Ninh Thuan province. The village is located along National Road 1A, in Phuoc Dan town, Ninh Phuoc district, south of Phan Rang – Thap Cham town. Besides Bat Trang pottery village, Bau Truc pottery is also one of the two oldest pottery villages in Vietnam.
The basket boat village
Address: Tuy An district, Phu Yen province
The basket boat has long been called the intelligence of the Vietnamese. The handicraft villages are mainly concentrated on the south central coast and still produce regularly. Recently, people are excited when the bottle basket has suddenly travelled abroad from Asia to Europe.
The Phu Yen bottle basket has the particularity of using only local ingredients. According to the villagers, the bamboo grown on Phu Yen’s land is characterized by good water resistance, tenacity and a source of very good quality rai oil when the baskets are coated, so the baskets are durable for a long time.
Traditional Craft Villages in South
An Hoi bronze casting village
Address: Nguyen Duy Cung Road, in the 12th district of Go Vap, Ho Chi Minh City
In the heart of the tumultuous Ho Chi Minh City, in the hamlet of An Hoi, craftsmen have been making bronze incense burners, so dear to the spiritual life of the Vietnamese, for 100 years.
The bronze incense burners of An Hoi are known for the refined patterns that adorn them and make them beautiful. To make them, the craftsmen strictly respect the 14 techniques handed down by the ancestors. They start by forming moulds out of beeswax and candles, which will dry in the sun for almost 10 days until they become solid.
Another challenge facing the craftsmen is competition with industrial products. The preservation of the craft remains a major issue, especially for the older generations.
Tuong Binh Hiep lacquer village
The most famous lacquer painting village in Binh Duong is Tuong Binh Hiep painting village, located 7 km north of Thu Dau Mot town. Here, visitors will witness every stage of traditional lacquerware craftsmanship only in Vietnam. With hundreds of households making lacquer paints, some households only make one or two stages of painting and then give it to other households for the next stages.
It can be said that in Tuong Binh Hiep, the lacquer profession has been industrialised with clear, but completely family-owned, production lines of delicate and gentle Asian style.
Binh Duong’s lacquer painting products are popular with Vietnamese and international painting enthusiasts and are hung solemnly inside.
Trang Bang rice paper craft village
Address: Loc Du Quarter, Trang Bang Town, Tay Ninh province
Trang Bang is a village in the southern province of Tay Ninh, Vietnam, known for its traditional rice paper craft. Rice paper is a thin, edible paper made from rice flour, water, and salt. The craft of making rice paper has been practiced in Trang Bang for generations, and the village is now famous for its high-quality rice paper products.
The process of making rice paper involves soaking rice in water, grinding it into a paste, and then spreading the paste onto a bamboo screen to dry in the sun. Once the rice paper has dried, it is cut into different shapes and sizes, and can be used for a variety of purposes, including wrapping spring rolls, making rice paper rolls, and even as a base for certain Vietnamese desserts.
Visitors to Trang Bang can observe the rice paper making process at one of the many local workshops, where they can see how the rice paper is made, meet the artisans, and purchase some of the products to take home. In addition to rice paper, Trang Bang is also known for its other traditional crafts, including incense making, bamboo weaving, and pottery.
Sa Dec Flower Village
Sa Dec Flower Village is a famous flower village located in the Mekong Delta region. The village is situated along the Tien River, and is known for its vast flower fields that are in bloom throughout the year.
The village has a long history of flower cultivation, dating back to the 19th century when French colonizers introduced the practice to the area. Today, Sa Dec Flower Village is one of the largest flower cultivation areas in Vietnam, producing a wide variety of flowers, including roses, chrysanthemums, marigolds, and more.
Visitors to the village can take a leisurely stroll through the flower fields, admiring the vibrant colors and fragrances of the blooms. There are also flower markets where visitors can purchase fresh flowers and plants, as well as souvenirs and handicrafts made from dried flowers.
One of the highlights of the village is the annual Sa Dec Flower Festival, which takes place in the lead up to the Vietnamese Lunar New Year. During the festival, the village is decorated with elaborate floral displays and there are cultural performances and traditional games and activities.
Yen Ha knitting craft village
Address: Yen Ha village, Le Binh Ward, Cai Rang District, Can Tho province
For people in the Mekong Delta region, knitting items play an important role in daily life. From using in agriculture to even holding the ceremony to go to the temple during festivals. This traditional craft village of Can Tho specializes in making products from natural and environmentally friendly materials, so many people choose to buy and use them. In addition to the baskets or baskets, there are now a variety of souvenir products for you to buy as souvenirs.
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