Thu. Apr 18th, 2024

A ceremony to welcome Dong Ho folk woodcut paintings’ new national
intangible cultural heritage status was held in the northern province
of Bac Ninh on March 15.

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has added the craft to the national intangible cultural heritage list.

Located 40 km east of Hanoi, Dong Ho village is well-known for its
folk woodcut paintings, which date back to the 16th century. Their
unique value is depicted through materials, colours and familiar themes
closely connected with nature and the life of Vietnamese people.

The paintings are not only for decorating homes but are lessons of
moral principles. Each painting is like a page of a book that older
generations use to pass down ethics and experiences to younger
generations.

At the event, Vice Chairman of the
National Assembly Uong Chu Luu asked the province to continue preserving
and bringing into play other cultural heritages and help its artisans
pass on the crafts to younger generations.

The participants had a chance to enjoy quan ho (love duets) singing at the event.-VNA

By vivian