The Hanoitimes - The project is expected to build a wooden exhibition house and a painting process demonstration area, service area, etc. The Dong Ho Folk Conservation Center will be built in Song Ho and Dai Dong Thanh communes, Thuan Thanh district, Bac Ninh province with an investment of VND91 billion (US$3.9 million). "A mouse wedding", a famous painting of the Dong Ho Folk Painting village. The project is expected to build a wooden exhibition house and a painting’s process demonstration area, service area, etc. It is expected to be executed from 2018 to 2020. Earlier, Bac Ninh province People’s Committee has a plan to compile a dossier on the Vietnam folk art of Dong Ho painting in a bid to secure UNESCO recognition as the intangible cultural heritage. The move is aimed at safeguarding this centuries old handicraft and has received endorsement from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. The UNESCO recognition is expected to have a … [Read more...] about Over US$3.9 million to build the Dong Ho Folk Painting Conservation Center
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But I’m not sure if I should be happy or sad because the title Vietnam is hunting for is that of an intangible heritage in need of urgent safeguarding. Some are joking that since Vietnam is unable to conserve the art, it must now seek international help. But whether or not Dong Ho prints and paintings can be saved like Phu Tho province’s xoan singing remains to be seen. Unlike physical heritage sites such as temples and shrines, items of intangible heritage are more inextricably linked to daily life. They exist through the activity of a certain community, either orally or through the passing of craftsmanship or some kind of knowledge. The community is the custodian of heritage. Quan ho, for instance, exists through the activities of the singers and local residents in the Bac Ninh and Bac Giang areas, while the gong culture is maintained by the artists and communities of Tay Nguyen ethnic groups. The bearers of heritage play a crucial role in its existence. But for many … [Read more...] about UNESCO title is not enough to save Dong Ho woodblock printing. Make it sell!
A Dong Ho folk painting (Photo courtesy by the National Cultural Heritage Council) Bac Ninh, Aug. 2 (VNA) - More than 20 years ago, artisan Nguyen Dang Che convinced his family members to stop making votive paper and resume their old livelihood making Dong Ho folk paintings. Che’s decision was considered brave by local people as at that time Dong Ho painting had to give room to modern paintings in more and more Vietnamese homes. Che, 82, now runs an enterprise making Dong Ho paintings and earns a stable profit. “There are many ways to make Dong Ho painting become popular products in the market,” said Che. “We make notebooks and postcards out of the Dong Ho painting material. These products are souvenirs for students on birthday or special occasions.” Artisan Nguyen Dang Che (central) (Photo: VNA) Che’s family is one among the two families that still maintain the traditional craft while most villagers in Dong Ho village, Thuan Thanh … [Read more...] about Dong Ho folk painting expected to be revitalised
Dong Ho folk painting artisans in the Song Ho village of Thuan Thanh district, the northern province of Bac Ninh have made the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival more colourful with the centuries-old art form they are pursuing. Dong Ho folk painting uses woodcut prints depicting the daily activities and religious practices of farmers in the Red River Delta. Popular works titled “Playing the flute”, “Farmer and Water Buffalo”, “Catching coconuts”, “Jealousy” and “Mice Wedding” reflect the artists’ and local inhabitants’ aspirations for happy, peaceful and prosperous lives. Modern themes, including revolution and national sea and island sovereignty have also caught on in recent years. Traditionally, craftsmen used raw materials from nature, making sheets of paper from the bark of the “do” (poonah) tree and mixing colours using soil, burnt bamboo leaves, and sea shells. According to Nguyen Nhu Dieu, … [Read more...] about Bản in : Dong Ho folk painting greets New Year
The whole handicraft village was busy printing the painting at the end of July and early August to prepare for Tet paintings. Dong Ho folk painting uses woodcut prints depicting the daily activities and religious practices of farmers in the Red River Delta. Popular works titled “Playing the flute”, “Farmer and Water Buffalo”, “Catching coconuts”, “Jealousy” and “Mice Wedding” reflect the artists’ and local inhabitants’ aspirations for happy, peaceful and prosperous lives. Modern themes, including revolution and national sea and island sovereignty have also caught on in recent years. The paintings are printed on do (poonar) paper, which absorbs liquid colours easily and is easy to dry. The paper is covered with a mixture of glue with tiny pieces of broken shell of diep (a kind of mussel). The mixture makes the paper whiter and the small pieces of shell make it glitter. That is why the paper is also dubbed giay … [Read more...] about Dong Ho folk painting greets Lunar New Year – Arts – Arts & Entertainment