vietnam craft villages
The process of making mother-of-pearl inlay consists of 6 complicated stages including drawing the design, cutting shell into the shape, wood carving, sticking shell into the carved wood, grinding and polishing, making antique look with black powders.
vietnam craft villages
Drawing the design on paper.
vietnam craft villages
A skilful artisan. Photos: VNP/VNA
vietnam craft villages
Through skilfull hands, raw pearls are made into products with high values in culture and art.
vietnam craft villages
A skilful artisan. Photos: VNP/VNA
vietnam craft villages
Through skilfull hands, raw pearls are made into products with high values in culture and art.
vietnam craft villages
The product, thanks to the skills and intelligence of the crafts people, have taken a big leap, now not limited to its former niche of mere decorative furniture for royal palaces or officers’ families.
vietnam craft villages
The hand-made products are the symbol of luxury.
vietnam craft villages
Products of Mother of pearl inlay village – Chuon Ngo such as cabinet, bed, chessboard, picture, jewel-box, chopstick box are favorite in both domestic and international markets.
 
vietnam craft villages
Products of Mother of pearl inlay village – Chuon Ngo such as cabinet, bed, chessboard, picture, jewel-box, chopstick box are favorite in both domestic and international markets (Photo: VNP/VNA).
vietnam craft villages
Products of Mother of pearl inlay village – Chuon Ngo such as cabinet, bed, chessboard, picture, jewel-box, chopstick box are favorite in both domestic and international markets.
vietnam craft villages
Products of Mother of pearl inlay village – Chuon Ngo such as cabinet, bed, chessboard, picture, jewel-box, chopstick box are favorite in both domestic and international markets.
vietnam craft villages
Products of Mother of pearl inlay village – Chuon Ngo such as cabinet, bed, chessboard, picture, jewel-box, chopstick box are favorite in both domestic and international markets.
vietnam craft villages
Products of Mother of pearl inlay village – Chuon Ngo such as cabinet, bed, chessboard, picture, jewel-box, chopstick box are favorite in both domestic and international markets.
vietnam craft villages
Products of Mother of pearl inlay village – Chuon Ngo such as cabinet, bed, chessboard, picture, jewel-box, chopstick box are favorite in both domestic and international markets. Photos: VNP/VNA

VNP/VNA

Kim Bong carpentry village struggles to keep trade alive

Kim Bong carpentry village struggles to keep trade alive

At the age of 80, craftsman Huynh Ri in Kim Bong carpentry village, in Hoi An City, still creates unique wooden carvings and souvenirs at his family workshop.

Wood you believe it? Hanoi's top artisans

Wood you believe it? Hanoi's top artisans

Sơn Đồng Handicraft Village in Hoài Đức District, 20km west of downtown Hà Nội, has long been the source of some of Việt Nam's finest carved wood worship objects.