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Traditional embroidery

Traditional embroidery

“Cross-stitch embroidery is in vogue now, and more than a few traditional embroidery workshops have begun cross-stitching because it’s easy and fetches high prices. Demand for traditional embroidery works is very low, so we have to sell our work for next to nothing,” lamented Bui Le Thuan, a local artisan Traditional embroidery losing ground to cross-stitching Thoa, one of the few remaining traditional hand embroidery artisans. Many traditional hand embroidery villages in and around Hanoi have suffered terribly due to the current fad of cross-stitch embroidery. Famed traditional embroidery villages...

Quat Dong embroidery craft village in Hanoi

Quat Dong embroidery craft village in Hanoi

Quat Dong is famous for landscape embroidery pictures such as banyan trees, river wharfs, and scenic spots like the One Pillar Pagoda, Ngoc Son Temple, Hong Thai Communal House, and Hue Imperial City. It takes months for embroiderers to complete a picture. Quat Dong has many well-known artisans, including Master Bui Le Kinh, who used to embroider royal garments for King Bao Dai and Queen Nam Phuong. Now the only villager holding the title People’s Artisan is Mr. Thai Van Bon, who is famous for embroidering portraits of state leaders....

Village promotes traditional craft

Village promotes traditional craft

Embroiderers in Dong Cuu are so good that they can stitch just based on simple sketches on cloth. Nguyen Thi Len, who has decades of experience in this trade, said that sketch designs can help distinguish a shop from others, which means that for the same product, one can make a simple sketch, but others may stand out for producing a more intricate sketch. The traditional embroidery craft in Dong Cuu village, Dung Tien commune, Thuong Tien district in Hanoi, was recently honoured as a national intangible cultural heritage. For...

Embroidery Exhibition in London

Embroidery Exhibition in London

Divided into ‘zones’, the first display offered visitors a chance to marvel at the 13 embroidered handbags produced for the 250th anniversary. The exhibit was accompanied by a film produced to explain the project and reveal more about the charities that will benefit from funds raised at the December auction. Moving clockwise around the hall visitors could next immerse themselves in a grand history of craftsmanship, seeing up close a restored Victorian ledger dating from 1880 alongside the traditional embroidered military badges M. Hand became famous for making. In this...

Hand embroidery in a traditional craft village

Hand embroidery in a traditional craft village

In Minh Lang, embroidery is so ingrained in the village’s daily life and history that even the children and the elderly are skillful in the art. Vietnamese embroidery, which has been practiced in the country since the first century, has been ingrained into the local residents’ lives and has helped to improve living conditions across the region. According to Nguyen Van Thanh, Chairman of Minh Lang People’s Committee, examples of local embroidery work can be found in Japan , the Republic of Korea , the UK , France and Italy...

Hand Embroidery Maintaining Traditional Culture of Vietnam

Hand Embroidery Maintaining Traditional Culture of Vietnam

Unique embroidery paintings of XQ The peak of silk hand embroidery paintings is seen in two-sided paintings. On cloths, with techniques of hiding threads, XQ artisans make two-sided paintings. The art for embroidering two-sided paintings originates from embroidered curtains of wives who were waiting for their husbands to return from the battlefield. With this art, artisans want to depict their wish to create a warm space for those who are away from their home want to return home. XQ silk hand embroidery paintings not only are decoration items but also...

Takes inspiration from Việt Nam’s embroidery

Takes inspiration from Việt Nam’s embroidery

The traditional art of embroidery of Việt Nam Falling in love with the traditional art of embroidery of Việt Nam,the artist has been the first to take on the Vietnamese embroidery technique and reinvent it for their artistic practice, moving it out of the realm of traditional craft onto the stage of contemporary art. After 20 years living in Asia and 16 years in Việt Nam, he has become a lover of the country and found endless inspiration to create artworks from embroidery. Before coming to the S-shaped country, he...

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