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Hanoi artisan preserves the art of making toy figurines

For more than 20 years artisan Dang Van Hau of Phu Xuyen district in Hanoi has been researching ways to improve the traditional craft of making To he, toy figurines made from rice dough.

Man among toys: preserving the art of To he

Artisan Dang Van Hau has always had a passion for the traditional craft of to he -- toy figurines that are made of rice dough.

Tò he - A symbol of August Festival

To he is a popular, traditional toy for Vietnamese children and a symbol of Mid-Autumn Festival. These toy figurines are small but colourful and nice. 

Museum of Ethnology to host Southeast Asian games for children

The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology in Hanoi is set to present an event to showcase games that originate from across Southeast Asia to children throughout May 30 and May 31.

Toy figurine making in Xuan La village

Xuan La village in Hanoi’s Phu Xuyen district has long been famous for making To He, a traditional toy made of rice powder. This is the only village in Vietnam that makes the toy figurines.

Bringing children into ‘wonderland’

‘To he’ (toy figurines) making artisans in Xuan La village, Phuong Duc commune, Phu Xuyen district, Hanoi, are rushed to entertainment places in Hanoi during holidays and weekends, to create a ‘wonderland’ for children.

Xuan La Village preserves art of traditional rice powder figurines

 VietNamNet Bridge – When I was a child, some of my favourite toys were small, colourful figurines made from glutinous rice powder. The figurines, called to he, were brought back to me by my mother from the Xuan La Village,