The recent 2018 Craft Link’s Handicraft Bazaar attracted many traditional products made by ethnic minority groups, people with disabilities and traditional craft villages across the country.
Ranging from brocade products made by the Thai, Dao, Lo Lo ethnic groups and wax patterns produced by the H’mong people to the distinctive aroma of herbs by Day people, the bazaar brought together all of the cultural charms of Vietnamese tribes to the Vietnamese Museum of Ethnology.
Every product on sale at the bazaar was made from natural materials.
Through their projects, the Centre for Handicraft Research, Linkage and Development, also known as Craft Link, has provided ethnic minority groups and people living in difficult circumstances with the necessary skills on the managing, accounting, marketing and improving techniques so that they can create high-quality and marketable products.
Colorful and eye-catching traditional scarfs of the Lo Lo people.
By attending the bazaar, the targeted groups not only had a chance to sell their products but also explore more about customers’ consumption habits and behaviors.
A foreigner checking out a scarf at a booth at the bazaar.
The bazaar also included demonstrations of brocade weaving and embroidery, entertainment activities and folk games.
Young girl gives traditional cake new look
Chung or glutinous rice square cake is a traditional Vietnamese cake, commonly sold in markets and supermarkets at about 2 USD each. However, with a love for the cake and a desire to turn it into a high-quality gift, a young girl in Hanoi has devoted time to giving chung cake a new look.
Love duet folk song and traditional operetta taught to young talents
(BGO) – Under the project of “Conserving and developing the cultural heritage of the Bac Giang provincial minority ethnic groups for the period of 2011 - 2020”, several classes have been held by the Cultural and Cinema Center (Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism) from April 10 – 20 to teach the Quan ho (love duet) folk song to 100 art talents in the Sub-region 3, Neo town (Yen Dung district) and Cheo (traditional operetta) to 60 others in Ngoc Thien commune (Tan Yen district).