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Young woodcarver puts modern twist on traditional craft

Quang Nam Province in central Vietnam is a magnet for tourists with its ancient yellow wooden houses on the banks of the Thu Bon River in Hoi An City.

600-year-old craft village makes sailboats that can travel upwind

Made in a traditional craft village, the sailboats that can travel against streams and the wind are legendary among river workers.

Vietnamese incense factory attracts overseas partners

Mr. Tran Ngoc Tiep, a former information and communication officer, founded an incense factory in Thanh Liem district, in Ha Nam province, at the age of 57.


Jewellery collection made from ancient coins

Designer Phuong Nguyen has combined ancient coins and gold, silver, diamonds, and pearls to create unique jewellery items.

Rustic craft passed from generation to generation

Located next to the gentle Hau River, Dinh Yen mat village in Lap Vo District, in the southern province of Dong Thap is famous for its long-standing tradition of sedge mat-weaving.

Bodhi leaf paintings

Bodhi tree, which is considered a sacred symbol of Buddhism, is seen in many places in the northern province of Ninh Binh. Locals use Bodhi leaves to make artistic paintings with spiritual meanings.

Weaving screens for paper-making craft

Lo Sanh Phin is now the only Dao man in Ha Giang Province still weaving screens to make paper, a traditional craft of the Dao.

Unique bamboo root sculptures

In the middle of Hoi An ancient town, there is a small stall displaying hundreds of strange portrait sculptures carved from bamboo roots. Those are the artwork of Huynh Phuong Do whose nickname is "Do bamboo roots".

Vietnamese primary teacher makes unique handicraft from rice straw

37 years old art teacher Dang Vu Linh of Thuong Phuoc 1A Primary School in the Mekong Delta of Dong Thap Province has become renowned for making unique handicrafts from rice straw - a waste product of rice harvest.

Lu ethnic women preserve brocade weaving

For Lu ethnic people, brocade weaving skill is crucial for any women. Lu ethnic women have made contribution to preserving and promoting this traditional craft.

Phu Binh villagers strive to preserve the craft of lantern making

Despite facing challenges from COVID-19 and the fierce competitiveness of imported toys, Phu Binh villagers in district 11, Ho Chi Minh City, have exerted every effort to preserve their craft of lantern making,

Thai ethnic people’s traditional brocade weaving

Thai ethnic people in the Northwestern region are renowned for their traditional craft of brocade weaving that has been preserved for many generations.

Silk woven from lotus

From the fragile silk thread and extraordinary craft manipulation, lotus silk has become a unique product in the fashion market.

Artisan sustains legacy of clay statue making

Clay statues are a traditional type of toy in Vietnam and popular during the Mid-Autumn Festival and Lunar New Year (Tet). 

Footsteps on a well-worn path

Visitors to the Ho Chi Minh Museum on Ngoc Ha Street in Hanoi are able to take home a special, very Vietnamese souvenir -- rubber sandals made from old car tyres.

Seashells refashioned as stylish jewellery

When it comes to creativity, the right tools or materials really do give wings to artistic expression, as 48-year-old La Nhu Long, an artist based in HCM City, can well attest.

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.

Foreign traditional crafts a contributor to success of Hue festival

The biennial Hue Traditional Craft Festival has established itself as a big economic and cultural event thanks to the display of unique traditional crafts of not only Vietnam but also other countries.


Binh Dinh artisans make unique bamboo-made lobsters

 VietNamNet Bridge - In 1987, Mr. Chau, 88, won a national fine art handicraft prize for his bamboo-made lobsters, and since then bamboo shrimps have become the main source of income for his family.