Vietnam

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Silver engraving

Silver engraving is not as developed as other handicrafts, but there are still many excellent artisans and beautiful works. Many wealthy families formerly used...

Silk and paper flower craft-making

The silk flower craft-making was developed in Hanoi and reflects that city’s elegant culture. The aim is to match the real flowers, so the...

Sculpture

Vietnamese sculpture has a long tradition and there remain many valuable works in ancient temples and pagodas. Two main materials used for sculpture are...

Rattan and bamboo weaving

Rattan and bamboo weaving has been the most common crafts in Vietnam as any farmer would know how to weave in order to create...

Metalforming

In Vietnam, metal forms are hammered out from copper and iron. In the past, the maker cast a small copper block  which was thinned...

Lacquer

Lacquer has been in Vietnam for many generations. It was formerly used to decorate temples, pagodas, palaces, and worshipping appliances in families. The Vietnamese...

Dó paper craft

Dó paper is made from the bark of the Rhamnoneuron blansae tree. In ancient times, Vietnamese people wrote with quills on dó paper, so...

Cói (sedge) crafting

Every province along the seashore of Vietnam has the cói crafting. Cói is brocaded as sedge mat or smaller objects. Cói trees are mostly...

Ceramics

Pottery is the most widely used because it is easy to manufacture, cheap, and suitable for the rural life. The main products are pots,...

Bronze-casting

Traditional bronze-casting of Vietnam has been around for thousands of years. There are bronze drums over 2,000 years old. During its historical development, bronze...

Brocade

In Vietnam, cloth weaving has been around for many years. It has been attached to the self-sufficient life so that all provinces had brocade...