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Fifteen traditional handicraft villages join festival in central Vietnam

The festival of traditional handicraft in central Vietnam kicked off yesterday in the central City of Da Nang with the participation of fifteen handicraft villages from the central provinces of Quang Nam to Da Nang.
 

Fifteen traditional handicraft villages join festival in central Vietnam

Of them, nine villages in Da Nang include cake Quang Chau in Hoa Vang District, Cam Ne village widely known for its long-standing sedge mat-making craft, fish sauce Nam O in Lien Chieu District; bamboo bed Tan Hanh, Can wine Phu Tuc (wine drunk out of a jar through pipes), girdle cake Tuy Loan and veggies...
Quang Nam province has six village participants including bronze-casting village Phuoc Kieu in Dien Ban District, pottery Thanh Ha; carpenter Kim Bong, lantern-making village Hoi An, Palm-leaf conical hat Duy Xuyen and brocade-weaving Co Tu - Nam Giang.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, director of Da Nang museum Dinh Quoc Thien said that traditional handicraft villages are alive museum and treasures of cultural heritage. Time flies, traditional handicraft villages become important part of the countryside districts’ history and culture
Nowadays, many such villages in Quang Nam province and Da Nang City not only make products but also become interested tourist attractions.
On the contrary, these villages are facing harsh competition with modern products which are likely to be lost in oblivion."
Accordingly, the festival aims to honor and develop traditional handicraft villages in the central Vietnam. It is also a chance for people to find out the beauty and cultural value of these villages generating sympathy with villagers; and then join hand with the government to reserve and help them to develop the country's traditional culture values more, Thien said.
The festival which wraps up on November 19  have also cultural performances of traditional musical instruments, performance of kid in Ao dai, experience in making products with artisans.

By NGOC PHUC - Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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