Craft Villages in Vietnam

The legend of wood carving in My Xuyen

The village of My Xuyen has more than 700 woodcarvers whose passion for their craft has been introduced to all regions of Vietnam and exported throughout the world. The carving style of this riverside village is the melding of an ageless inheritance of the quintessential combined with the modern world. Woodcarvers here have successfully united traditional culture and art with the unique architecture of Hue.

Eye Candy from Cu Chi

An outlying district of Hochiminh City, Cu Chi is known as a rich land. Since long ago, bamboo species such as Truc (phyllostachys bambusoides) and Tam Vong (thyrsostachys siamensis) have served as images of this land as they appear along village lanes and in the daily lives of villagers. Cu Chi is also very famous with many traditional handicraft villages such as the Tan Thong Hoi Truc’s screen village 

Rattan Adventure - In the Arty Central

There is no other place in Vietnam where rattan is so abundant as in the central provinces. Down through a strip of land from Quang Binh, Da Nang, Quang Nam, Binh Dinh, Phu Yen to Khanh Hoa province... is the thick and interminable forest of rattan, brimful of vitality. The rattan harvested and processed here not only meets the needs for the local rattan ware production but also supplies ready

A Rare Look Inside Kamu Weaving

In Vietnam’s fabulous community of many peoples, the Kamu ethnic minority numbers 57,000, and among them more than 27,000 reside in Ky Son, Que Phong, Tuong Duong, and Quy Chau districts of western Nghe An province. The rest are mainly at Son La and Lai Chau provinces. Kamu people grow up in the midst of a poetically natural landscape of a mountainous area

Pressed Bamboo Wares Echo Eternity

It is not easy to make such “illustrious” pressed bamboo wares. Villagers have to select the right neohouzeaura (a kind of bamboo) not too young, nor too old; then the material must be soaked in water at least six months to prevent insects and for durability. Then the material is split, splints are polished and bent into requested styles, and marble powder and glue are spread to ensure no gaps between splints.