Craft Villages in Vietnam

Phuc Sen forging village

It is said that this village was established in the 11 th century. In the early days, the villagers produced weapons for the soldiers of Nung Ton Phuc and Nung Tri Cao to fight against the Song army. After the war, they made farm and domestic tools such as ploughs, hoes, knives and scissors. It is also said that the villagers used to cast cannons and grenade casings, especially during the resistance war against French colonialism.

Kim Bang Ceramics

Visitors to Que usually first comment about the peaceful and warm atmosphere most ancient villages have in common. Away from the noise, pollution and hectic life style of busy urban centres, traditional villages seem to exist beyond time, in a dimension untouched by the ways of a new age. They seem to breathe peacefully and follow a steady pace, unaltered by the digital fury or the imperatives of development.

Nam Cao Silk Village

Locating next to the sea in the south of Red delta river, Thai Binh is known as the granary for northern area in Vietnam and also existed many traditional villages since long generations. Through thousands of years, crafts and craft villages have been existed and developed in Thai Binh as a inseparable part from history of the village, in which Nam Cao tussore weaving village is one of the example.

Kimono embroidery village in Vietnam

Minh Lang village is in the Vu Thu district, of Thai Binh province. Although it formed in early 20th century, Minh Lang village is quite famous among the embroidery villages of Vietnam. Both dynamic and creative, the accomplishments of this village craft has its origins in over a century of struggling to first acquire the skills, and then to develop them to such a high standard that their work is sought world wide.

How nice rattan-slanting products are!

Weaving crafts shine brightly in Ha Noi where many craft village names have gone down in history through folksongs, proverbs, and the lives of the Vietnamese. One can note hundreds of weaving craft villages in Ha Noi, but unforgettable are the names of Phu Nghia, Ninh So, Phu Tuc, and others that are bringing fame to Vietnam through their inroads into international markets.