Wood carving exhibition opens in Hanoi

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Nearly 100 red lacquer trimmed with gold wooden artefacts are displaying in an exhibition which opened at the Vietnam National Museum of History in Hanoi this morning.

A wooden bell in the collection

A wooden bell in the collection

The wooden artifacts include Buddha statues, altars, ancestral tablets,  incense-tables, parallel sentences, and decorations. The exhibiton aims to honor talented artisans; present traidtional culture, customs, manners, etiquette and religion.

Vietnam has a long-standing tradition in wood carving dating back to the Dong Son civilisation (over 2,000 years ago). The Le and Nguyen dynasties (17th-19th centuries) was the golden era for the art of wood carving in the country.

The display runs till November. 

Thâm nghiêm, trầm mặc với “Nét vàng son” ảnh 1                                                          A Buddha statue

By MAI AN – Translated by Kim Khanh

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