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10/11/2018 - 05:03

Hanoi: Festival features traditional silk weaving

Traditional silk weaving is being highlighted at the Van Phuc Culture – Tourism – Trading Handicraft Village Festival, which opened in Van Phuc silk village in the suburb of Hanoi on November 8.

The silk market at Van Phuc village

The event, which lasts until November 17, features a wide range of activities, including a worship ceremony, festive activities and a crafts market. Art shows and folk games will entertain tourists while trading will take place at silk stores every day until 11pm.

Food stalls will serve local cuisine while bonsai plants and flowers will be available at the site.

Van Phuc village, located 10km west of Hanoi’s centre, has a hundred-year history of handicrafts.

Its products were first introduced to the world at the Marseille Fair in 1931 and in Paris in 1932, where they were called delicate handicraft products of Indochina.

Between 1958 and 1988, the village’s products were exported to eastern European countries before being exported to other countries all over the world starting in 1990./.

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