60 reputed craft villages to join craft village festival
Update: Mar 11, 2009
The festival “Vietnamese Craft Village 2009” will take place from March 24-29, 2009 at 29/3 Park in the central city of Da Nang, gathering 60 typical craft villages in Vietnam.

Non Nuoc Stone VillageThe festival will be divided into specific areas, including an area for craft villages and area for food.


The zone for craft villages will display traditional products of famous craft villages in Vietnam, such as stone-made fine-art products from Non Nuoc village in Da Nang, sedge mats from Cam Ne village, fish nets from Tho Quang village, pottery products from the villages of Bat Trang, Chu Dau and Bau Truc, bronze-made products from Phuoc Kieu and Phu Xuan villages, lacquer products from Thach That, Thu Dau Mot, wood products from Dong Ky, Kim Bong and Tien Son, silk from Van Phuc and Ma Chau, rattan and bamboo-made products from Ha Nam and Tra Vinh, brocade from Dong Giang and northwestern provinces, folk paintings from Dong Ho and Sinh villages, palm-leaf conical hats from Chuong, Go Gang, ornamental trees from Nam Dinh, horn-made products from Ha Nam province.


Traditional cuisines will be introduced in the area for food. Visitors will be able to taste wine from Van village, sesame cakes from Cam Le village, me xung from Hue, coconut girdle cakes from Binh Dinh province, coconut candy from Ben Tre, fried shrimp paste from Sa Dec, fish from Nha Trang, Phu Quoc, noodles from Nam Dinh, vermicelli and beef from Hue, steamed rolled rice pancakes from Thanh Tri village, etc.


The most special feature at the festival will be the performances of artisans who will make pottery, carve wood, cast bronze, weave silk, etc. on the spot. 


A workshop entitled “Each village a trade” will be held by the Association of Vietnamese Craft Villages.