Exhibition on beauty of Vietnamese craft villages opens in Dak Lak
Update: May 17, 2022
An exhibition featuring the beauty of Vietnamese craft villages opened at the Coffee World Museum in Buon Ma Thuot City in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak on May 15.

Visitors to the exhibition (Photo: baodantoc.vn)

Themed “Traditional Quintessence Inspires the Future”, the exhibition introduced 17 typical trades and villages and 35 artisans and artists from across the country with many creative and unique products based on traditional quintessential values.

The event aimed to respond to the International Museum Day (May 18) and help the community see the eternal vitality of the national cultural heritage, the enduring creativity of the Vietnamese people, while at the same time honouring the local artists and craftsmen.

Painter Nguyen Thanh Thao from Hue introduces a collection of lotus conical hats and some other lotus products. (Photo: baodantoc.vn)

According to statistics of the Vietnam Craft Villages' Association, there are currently over 5,400 craft villages in the country, spread across three regions with about 50 groups of occupations, including: ceramics, bamboo and rattan, products from sedge - water hyacinth, woodcarving, lacquering, embroidery, stone carving, weaving, papermaking, art paintings, metalworking... The craft groups and villages are creating jobs for tens of millions of workers.

The exhibition also provides the opportunity for visitors to learn about the handicraft production processes of traditional craft villages, such as activities to experience the pottery making methods of the Mnong ethnic people, handmade bronze casting, musical instruments making, an so on.

The exhibition is scheduled to run until June 15.

Nhan Dan Online - en.nhandan.vn - May 16, 2022