Update news craftsmen

Unique ceramic tigers for the upcoming Lunar New Year (Tet) have been made by Mr. Nguyen Van Hoang.

Secrets behind drums that cost hundred million VND

For nearly 200 years, the art of drum-making has been handed down to  generations of craftsmen from Binh An village who use their aural skills during the 20 manual phases required to make perfect products.

9th generation descendant reveals know-how to make drums

With jackfruit wood and buffalo leather, the talented craftsman can make drums, creating the sounds of life.

The last old-book restorer in Saigon

Nestled in a small alley on Ly Chinh Thang Street in District 3 is the book restoration shop of Mr. Vo Van Rang, 60, who has worked here for more than 40 years.

Hanoi family keeps tradition of making wooden mooncake moulds alive

Despite cheap plastic mooncake moulds being extremely popular among the domestic market, a family from Hanoi have maintained a tradition of crafting wooden mooncake molds for approximately 40 years.

Children join full moon festival activities at national museum

Viet Nam Museum of Fine Art will organise a series of activities for children on the mark the Mid-Autumn Festival in September 8.

Bay Hien weaving village in tough times

 VietNamNet Bridge – It is a challenge for Vietnam’s fabric to compete with international brands that are cheaper and have more diversified designs produced from modern technologies. In HCMC,

Lartique to present wire art jewellery

 VietNamNet Bridge – Artist and designer Lartique will showcase his latest collection of wire art jewellery during a solo show starting from 5.30pm on Saturday at Module 7.

Craftsmen work to spread the fame of Bat Trang

 VietNamNet Bridge – On the bank of the Red River, there is situated a seven-century old pottery village. Bat Trang, the most famous and long-standing pottery village in Viet Nam is an interesting attraction in the capital

Sacred animals tell history of Vietnam

 VietNamNet Bridge – Mythological animals that star in ancient tales and art play a vital role in religious beliefs and perspectives on life.

Museum at Bishop of Kontum’s Building

 VietNamNet Bridge – Upon arrival at Bishop of Kontum’s Building, tourists will have a chance to visit a traditional museum rich in cultures of ethnic minority groups.

Binh Duong’s village boasts distinguished lacquer products

 VietNamNet Bridge – Tuong Binh Hiep Village in the southern province of Binh Duong has become well-known for its lacquer items, markedly different from craft products made by other localities in the country.

Noted modern writer To Hoai dies at 94

 VietNamNet Bridge – The author of the well-known children's tale, Adventures of a Cricket, To Hoai, yesterday (July 6) passed away in Ha Noi at age 94, according to the Viet Nam Writers' Association.

Ancient coracles provide link to the past

 VietNamNet Bridge – Craftsmen in this tiny fishing village are keeping alive the centuries-old tradition of weaving round bamboo boats by hand, passing the valued knowledge down from generation to generation.

Visiting gold-leaf village in Hanoi

 VietNamNet Bridge – Kieu Ky Village in the Gia Lam District of Hanoi is well-known for its gold-leaf making and it is also the only village in Vietnam adept at this craft.

See craftsmen making fishing hooks in My Hoa Village

 VietNamNet Bridge – Flooding season is the perfect time for tourists to experience the authentic floating daily life of the Mekong Delta.

‘Bamboo witch' creates spellbinding statues

VietNamNet Bridge – Everyone has a hobby; something that inspires us and triggers our imagination. But rarely do you find people as passionate as farmer Vo Thanh Vien, where for him, making products from tre bong has become a lifetime obsession.

Dying village: Groping on the path of integration

The President of Vietnam Craft Villages Association said the sense of artisans is limited and they do not have a global vision, while the artisans complained that they were not supported by the state so they could do business only on emotions.