Jewelly-lovers will have a chance to contemplate fine gold and silver craft products made by prominent craftsmen at a festival which opened in the Hanoi Old Quarter on March 26 as a gesture to honour the traditional vocation.
According to organisers, the Jewellry Craft Festival at Hang Bac (Silver) street is a venue for craftsmen in Hanoi and surrounding trade villages to showcase their gold and silver products in order to promote the traditional craft to international friends.
Fine craft products from trade villages including Dinh Cong, Chau Khe, and Dai Bai will also be introduced at Kim Ngan temple, 42 Hang Bac street .
The jewellry craft in Hang Bac street still thrives today. Previously, under the Le’s dynasty in the 15 th century, outstanding goldsmiths and silversmiths from Chau Khe trade village in northern Hai Duong province started businesses in ancient capital of Thang Long. Then craftsmen in Dong Xam in Thai Binh, and Dinh Cong in Hanoi also flock to the trade guild.
The festival runs until March 31.-VNA