Hanoi hosts exhibitions on traditional handicrafts

(VOVWORLD) - A range of activities to honor traditional handicrafts and artisans will be held in the Hanoi Old Quarter during the upcoming Reunification Day holiday (April 30) and International Labor Day (May 1).

Hanoi hosts exhibitions on traditional handicrafts  - ảnh 1"Do" paper - a common material used in Vietnam's feudal regime (Photo: Ngoc Anh/VOV5) 

An exhibition opened at Kim Ngan Temple on Hang Bac Street on Wednesday to introduce “Do” (poonah) paper, crafting tools, and products made on “Do” paper from the old days. Vietnamese people began making “Do” paper a long time ago which was used to write books, paint traditional pictures, and confer feudal titles. Though thin, “Do” paper is so durable that it is often found untorn even after hundreds of years. The exhibition will include a talk next Saturday with “Do” paper makers from Bac Ninh province and Hanoi, craftsmen of Hang Trong painting, and researchers of culture and history.

Hanoi hosts exhibitions on traditional handicrafts  - ảnh 2 Pictures are made on "Do" paper. (Photo: Ngoc Anh/VOV5)

During the holiday (from April 27 to May 1), Phung Hung mural street will be the venue for displaying products of Hanoi’s famous traditional handicraft villages, including Van Phuc silk, Bat Trang ceramic, Ha Thai lacquer, and Chang Son paper fans. A fashion show will take place there featuring spring/summer collections of designers from Hanoi.

Hanoi hosts exhibitions on traditional handicrafts  - ảnh 3Foreigners and Vietnamese people are attracted to the exhibition of "Do" paper at Kim Ngan temple, Hang Bac street, Hanoi, from April 24 to May 25, 2019. (Photo: Ngoc Anh/VOV5)

From April 28 to May 9, the Hanoi Old Quarter Cultural Exchange Center at 50 Dao Duy Tu street will host an exhibition of paintings by Nguyen Quoc Thai about war and peace.

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