Lanterns made in Vietnam’s imperial capital find foreign buyers

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The Vietnamese traditional lanterns made by artisans in the central city of Hue, which have long been favored by local consumers and international tourists, now light up homes and facilities in several other countries. The bamboo-framed lanterns made of colorful silk used to be of great use to kings of the Nguyen Dynasties (1802 - 1945), the country's last monarchy reign, before ornamenting hotels, restaurants and traditional homes in Vietnam's imperial capital. … [Read more...]

Vietnamese Modern Paintings – The Pioneers

Born in 1910 in Kien An Town, Hai Phong City, and died in 1994 in Hanoi.

By Quang Phong, Quang Viet and H.C. Vietnamismoving forward. The Vietnamese are not only looking ahead to their future, however, but also making an effort to sort out their past. Recently they have come to terms with the origin of their modern art. For many years, this has been a sensitive topic as Vietnamese modern art began as a joint product of French liberalism and Vietnamese traditionalism during a period of brutal French colonialism and strong Vietnamese patriotism. Before doi moi … [Read more...]