Through ups and downs, the fans gain favour of not only domestic customers but also foreign ones thanks to local artisans’ activeness and creativeness.

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Trunks of Giang tree (a species of Bamboo) from Tuyen Quang, Yen Bai and Dien Bien provinces are the main material for making Bodhi-leave-shaped fans. Photos: VNP/VNA
Hanoi travel,Binh Phu-Thach Xa craft village
The trunks are split into flat strings. 
Hanoi travel,Binh Phu-Thach Xa craft village
Flat strings are dyed with vivid colours to create colourful Bodhi-leave-shaped fans.
Hanoi travel,Binh Phu-Thach Xa craft village
Bodhi-leave-shaped fans are formed through artisans’ skillful hands. 
Hanoi travel,Binh Phu-Thach Xa craft village
Nguyen Thi Dung (black top, centred) and her family have a long tradition of making Bodhi-leave-shaped fans. 
Hanoi travel,Binh Phu-Thach Xa craft village
Skilled workers in Dai Viet Company pack Bodhi-leave-shaped fans for export. 
 
Hanoi travel,Binh Phu-Thach Xa craft village
Bodhi-leave-shaped fans. 
Hanoi travel,Binh Phu-Thach Xa craft village
Artistic lamps and fans from Binh Phu - Thach Xa craft village
Hanoi travel,Binh Phu-Thach Xa craft village
Artistic lamps and fans from Binh Phu - Thach Xa craft village. 
Hanoi travel,Binh Phu-Thach Xa craft village
Rattan and bamboo products of Binh Phu - Thach Xa craft village are exhibited within the 2020 Folk Culture in Contemporary Life Festival. Photos: VNP/VNA

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The village of bamboo dragonflies in Hanoi

The village of bamboo dragonflies in Hanoi

Made from rough bamboo sticks, colorful bamboo dragonflies of Thach Xa commune are exported to many countries.

The once-famous village in Hanoi where people got rich with embroidery products

The once-famous village in Hanoi where people got rich with embroidery products

Nguyen Bi Village in Quat Dong in Hanoi was once a well-known embroidery craft village which produced high-quality embroidery products for sale the export market

Craft villages in Hanoi gear up for Lunar New Year festival

Craft villages in Hanoi gear up for Lunar New Year festival

Local people in craft villages throughout the capital have moved to ramp up production of various products in an effort to meet increasing demand from consumers ahead of the Lunar New Year festival, known locally as Tet.