Preserving the quintessence of H'Mong silver carving

Almost every H'Mong person in the Dong Van Stone Plateau, in Ha Giang Province, knows about silver carving artist Mua Se Sinh in Lao Xa Village, Sung La Commune, Dong Van District.

Preserving the quintessence of H'Mong silver carving
Artisan Mua Se Sinh meticulously teaches young artisans silver carving techniques.

Inheriting the traditional profession of his family, from a young age until now, at nearly 70 years old, he continues to teach his descendants the quintessence of silver carving. His white silver jewelry is famous for its unique and sophisticated carvings, always trusted in and ordered by people throughout the region. Not only that, many domestic and foreign tourists, who know the artisan Mua Se Sinh, have come to buy themselves jewelry such as rings, bracelets, anklets and necklaces.

Preserving the quintessence of H'Mong silver carving
Exquisite jewelry from the artisans.
Preserving the quintessence of H'Mong silver carving
Silver smelting furnace for jewelry making.
Preserving the quintessence of H'Mong silver carving
Many stages are supported by the use of machines.
Preserving the quintessence of H'Mong silver carving
The silver carving stage requires a high level of skill, along with patience, and is usually undertaken by the master craftsman.
 
Preserving the quintessence of H'Mong silver carving
In the courtyard of the old artist's house, there is always a buzz.
Preserving the quintessence of H'Mong silver carving
Artisan Mua Se Sinh checks the products before delivering them to customers.

Source: Nhan Dan

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