Craft Villages in Vietnam

Lung Noi traditional textile

The major ingredients for brocade weaving are indigo-dyed cotton yard and dyed silk. Particularly, there are 6 main colors on a Brocade of Tay people including blue, red, yellow, purple, white, black. From these main colors, the weaver concocted strong and light colors depending on the type of each product idea. The arrangement of patterns on brocatelle is various, resulting in special and different products.

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.

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.

Brocade in the Central Highland of Vietnam

As traditional culture of Central Highland, any girl will be tough by her mother the weaving skills in order to serve for her need and for her family in the future. The most beautiful skirts are wore in festival or important events such as weeding ceremony. In the festival ceremonies full of resound of gong, the girl with the most beautiful skirts is considered as the most assiduous and skillful girl.