Handicrafts made from bamboo and rattan, silk, and gold by artisans from dozens of craft villages in Hanoi will be on display at a festival opening Thursday.
“Thang Long - Hanoi Craft Villages and Streets” at Bach Thao Botanical Park on Hoang Hoa Tham Street will showcase five of the most renowned Hanoi craft villages -- Bat Trang ceramic village, Kieu Ky gold plating village, Van Phuc silk village, Son Dong handicraft village, and Phu Vinh rattan village.
Hanoi’s 36 old streets and wards will be recreated at the event which will also feature the traditional handicrafts sold on Hang Non, Hang Dong, Hang Ma, Lan Ong, and Hang Quat Streets.
More than 100 old photos of craft villages and streets and record works created by Hanoian artisans will be on display.
There will be nearly 200 booths showcasing wood, bamboo and rattan, silk, and gold works, cast statues, folk paintings, and traditional Vietnamese hats made in 50 cities and provinces.
The festival from September 16 to 21, organized by the Ministries of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Agriculture and Rural Development, the city people’s committee, the Vietnam Association of Craft Villages, and the Vietnam Handicraft Exporters’ Association, will mark the 1000th anniversary of the founding of Thang Long – Hanoi next month.