Dong Ho paintings reveal Vietnamese unique folk culture

20:07 | 01/11/2019
In the old days, Dong Ho paintings were used as decorations at every home during the Lunar New Year festival (Tet). The folk paintings have become part of Vietnamese life through generations.
dong ho paintings reveal vietnamese unique folk culture
Recognized as national intangible cultural heritage, Dong Ho painting or Dong Ho folk woodcut painting is a genre of Vietnamese folk painting, stemming from Dong Ho village, Song Ho commune, Thuan Thanh district, Bac Ninh province in the 17th century (Photo:VNA/VNP)
dong ho paintings reveal vietnamese unique folk culture
Dong Ho paintings reveal Vietnamese unique folk culture
dong ho paintings reveal vietnamese unique folk culture
The colours of paint are processed from natural materials Vietnam. The woodblocks are engraved by hand and can be kept for many years (Photo:VNA/VNP)
dong ho paintings reveal vietnamese unique folk culture
The colours used for printing Dong Ho paintings are made from natural materials (Photo:VNA/VNP)
dong ho paintings reveal vietnamese unique folk culture
To create the painting 'Prosperity' which portrays a boy holding a duck, Dong Ho artisans have to use five woodblocks to print the different colours (Photo:VNA/VNP)
dong ho paintings reveal vietnamese unique folk culture
An artisan finalizes a painting with his hand drawing after it is printed (Photo:VNA/VNP)
dong ho paintings reveal vietnamese unique folk culture
Sun drying the paintings in the front yard of a Dong Ho artisan’s home (Photo:VNA/VNP)
dong ho paintings reveal vietnamese unique folk culture
'Prosperity' is among popular Dong Ho paintings (Photo:VNA/VNP)
dong ho paintings reveal vietnamese unique folk culture
'Corpulent Pig with Suckling Piglets' is among popular Dong Ho paintings (Photo:VNA/VNP)
dong ho paintings reveal vietnamese unique folk culture
dong ho paintings reveal vietnamese unique folk culture
The woodcut of the painting 'Boy Sitting on a Buffalo and Playing the Flute' (Photo:VNA/VNP)
dong ho paintings reveal vietnamese unique folk culture
Many foreign visitors choose Dong Ho paintings as souvenirs from Vietnam (Photo:VNA/VNP)
dong ho paintings reveal vietnamese unique folk culture
Artisan Nguyen Thi Oanh shows students how to make a Dong Ho painting (Photo:VNA)
dong ho paintings reveal vietnamese unique folk culture
Patterns of Dong Ho paintings have inspired many ao dai designers (Photo:VNA/VNP)
dong ho paintings reveal vietnamese unique folk culture
Artisan Vu Thi Nguyet Anh from Bao Loc, Lam Dong, has created the Dong Ho painting 'Rat’s Wedding' using butterfly specimens (Photo:VNA/VNP)
dong ho paintings reveal vietnamese unique folk culture
Artisans from Dai Bai village in Bac Ninh have created a bronze painting of 'Scene of Catching Coconuts', a famous Dong Ho painting (Photo: VNA/VNP)
dong ho paintings reveal vietnamese unique folk culture
Decorative objects are created with Dong Ho painting patterns (Photo:VNA/VNP)

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