Craft Villages in Vietnam

A Bamboo Space! A Glorious Bamboo Space!

A bamboo space always brings about a feeling of pleasure and relaxation. Any color or architectural style can be in harmony within a bamboo space, no matter whether there’s a hot or cold color, traditional or modern architecture. Inheriting a special characteristic feature, the bamboo furniture of Trang Bang is one of the indispensable elements for creating such a marvelous space.

Hemp textile in Ha Giang

According to H’mong tradition, each grown-up girl has her own field to grow hemp. After two months, hemp grew very well in straight lines and can be harvested. H’mong people cut them down and dry to get fiber. Fibre splitting requires extremely skills of the hand in order to have steady thin fiber. These balls of fiber will be ground in a mortar to get pure fiber. Fibre splitting requires extremely skills

Silver-plaited village in the Red Delta River

Legend has it that 300 years ago, there was an artist named Nguyen Kim Lau, who had used his boat to travel downstream on Tra Ly River to earn his living. It was him who transferred his silver carving skills to local people in Dong Xuan village. Through the ups and downs, silver carving has been maintained and boomingly developed. After he died, Dong Xam Temple was built

Indigo in the clouds - Hmong textile in Sapa

In the hazy mist and renowned splendor of Sapa, a traveler is sure to find beautiful young Hmong girls dressed in charming indigo clothing even in the most remote areas. Not only are the Hmong good at hemp weaving, they also utilize a special indigo dyeing technique. As a natural dyeing substance, indigo is widely used by ethnic minority groups throughout SE Asia. In the northern mountainous area of Vietnam 

The oldest silk village in Vietnam

As the oldest silk village in Vietnam, Van Phuc has a glorious past. Generations of master weavers have built the village into a national brand. Van Phuc Silk was highly sought after and in the old days was widely favored by courtiers and even monarchs. It became known internationally when in 1931 The King chose to send its silk to a fair in Marseille, to be presented before the French public. It was a great success.