VietNamNet Bridge – Traditional Vietnamese handicraft products will be displayed at an exhibition at the Belarus National History Museum in Minsk from June 11-18 as part of Vietnamese Culture Days.


Bamboo lacquer seiling pendant by Ha Thai Bamboo Lacquer Company. — Photo

Belarusians will have the chance to see handmade Vietnamese products such as silk, brocade and fine art handicraft and lacquer paintings. 

“Lacquer painting is a unique form of art, made in a few countries such as Vietnam, Japan, South Korean, Myanmar and China,” said artist Pham Hong Phuong. “Artists use resin from a kind of tree to lacquer many layers on a plywood board and then polish it.”

Lacquer paintings by Phuong and artist Pham Kim Ma will be displayed at the exhibition. 

Lacquerware by Ha Thai Bamboo Lacquer Company in Thuong Tin, Hanoi, including vases, jewellery boxes, trays, photo frames and planters, will also be showcased.

Ha Thai is one of the 12 villages in Vietnam known as Chu Dau and Bat Trang pottery villages in the north, Phuoc Tich pottery village in central Hue Province and Bau Truc pottery village in the southern province of Ninh Thuan. 

Products from Bat Trang Village will also be displayed at the exhibition. These include some 20 traditional exhibits with designs of dragon, phoenix and nature as well as daily utilities such as ceramic vases, bowls, cups and dishes made by artisans Le Van Thu and Nguyen Van Loi in a modern style. 


Rattan-made products by Phu Vinh Rattan and Bamboo Village. — Photo

Also on display will be some 50 rattan-made products by artisans from Phu Vinh Rattan and Bamboo Village. The village in the southwest of Hanoi is one of the famous traditional handicraft villages in the country. It was officially recognised as the traditional village of rattan and bamboo in 2002, although the village has been known for its handicraft for some 400 years. 

The exhibition is aimed at boosting cultural exchange and cooperation between Vietnam and Belarus and is expected to help Belarusians better understand popular Vietnamese culture. 

Source: VNS

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