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Demonstrations show Old Quarter origins

The artisans behind many of the traditional goods sold in the Old
Quarter in Hanoi will give demonstrations of their handicrafts from
July 27 to the end of August.

The event is to show tourists how
things are made in the villages supporting trade and craft in the
capital. Many of the trades were also carried on in shops in the Old
Quarter – and each street was set aside for a different craft.

Dong Lac Temple at 38 Hang Dao Street will be the venue
for demonstrations of wood carving from Nhi Khe Village in
Thuong Tin District. The wood carvers formerly filled To Tich Street in
the Old Quarter.

The trade of bamboo and rattan weaving from
Phu Vinh Village (Chuong My District) will be displayed at Kim
Ngan Temple at 42-44 Hang Bac Street.

An old heritage house at 87 Ma May Street is where the craftsmen will show how lacquer ware is made.
The Old Quarter management board hopes the displays will give people
some idea of the supporting crafts that brought the Old Quarter into
existence more than 1,000 years ago as an adjunct to Thang Long Citadel.-VNA

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