Thousands flock to Van Phuc Handicraft Village Cultural Week

Monday, 2018-11-12 16:37:19
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A 100-metre street in the village is adorned with open umbrellas during the event
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NDO – Thousands of visitors have flocked to the Van Phuc silk village in Ha Dong district, Hanoi, to attend the annual Van Phuc Handicraft Village Cultural Week, which is taking place from November 8 to 17 with an aim to introduce the more than-1,000-year-old craft of silk weaving in the village to visitors at home and abroad.

Hundreds of colourful umbrellas were hung up along the street, with booths showcasing silk cloths and products running along the sides.

Booths were redecorated by villagers to attract the visitors’ attention.

A villager demonstrating how to make silk from silkworms at the event.

Visitors listening to an artisan’s presentation on the silk weaving process in Van Phuc village.

A foreigner checking out a scarf at a booth in the village.

Colourful threads of silk made by Van Phuc villagers.

Women dressed in Ao Dai (traditional Vietnamese long dress) made from Van Phuc sik.

An arts performance at the event.