To commemorate the August Revolution (August 19th) and National Day (September 2nd), a chain of cultural events including traditional handicrafts exhibition have been promptly organized by the Management Board of Hanoi Old Quarter. The traditional handicrafts which are an integral part of Hanoians’ daily life in old days will be on display at four addresses in the Old Quarter from August 5th, 2011.
In exhibition days, apart from visiting an intact ancient house for architecture knowledge, tourists who visit the heritage house at 87 Ma May Street, will have chance to contemplate with amaze and interest traditional and modern lacquer arts.
Tourists, who are keen on ceramics or have heard of Bat Trang or Chu Dau pottery village, are supposed not to miss out an exhibition of Vietnamese ceramics at No. 28 Hang Buom Street.
In addition, travelers could have aspiration for bronze decorative items such as bronze drum, statue, bells or bronze paintings, pots, vases made by workmen in Quynh Boi craft village, Bac Ninh province in Kim Ngan communal house elegantly exhibited at No. 42-44 Hang Bac Street.
More interestingly, dropping by Dong Lac communal house at 38 Hang Dao Street, tourists will see dozens of typical clothes used to be worn by girls, ladies, officials, working people or soldiers from 1945- 1954. These costumes somehow remind the viewers of the tough time of Hanoians in war, and could bear witness to fashion changing constantly with the time. How amazing they are!