The Ancient Craft Villages of Vietnam

The Red River valley in Vietnam has a long and rich artisanal history, and this was one of the reasons why Emperor Ly Thai To picked Hanoi as the imperial capital of Vietnam in 1010.

 

 


Take a tour around some of our artisan villages





Kim Son Seagrass Village

 

 

Kim Son Village, located 100km from Hanoi, has been known for its straw weaving skills for centuries.

If you visit Kim Son on a sunny day, you will see buckets of colorful fresh and dried straw materials everywhere: on the sides of the dikes, lawns, and even on the walls.




Bat Trang Ceramics Village

 

 

Bat Trang Ceramics Village is a 14th century porcelain and pottery village located 15km from Hanoi, housing local artisans who combine both traditional and modern techniques to create beautiful porcelain artworks.

The village holds an important place in the history of the ceramics industry in Asia, as it’s close to trading ports Thang Long and Pho Hien.





Cat Dang Lacquer Village

 

According to ancient records, Cat Dang lacquerware has a history encompassing more than 600 years.

Currently, Cat Dang has 360 households with 2,400 people, mainly women, handcrafting lacquerwares.


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Preserving Indigenous Crafts & Cultures

We work together to preserve indigenous legacies, all while while spurring innovation and designs that speak to craft- and culture-loving customers

Promoting Greater Equity in World Trade

Fair Trade is a trading partnership, based on dialogue, transparency and respect, that seeks greater equity in international trade. It contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to, and securing the rights of, marginalized producers and workers – especially in the South

Thriving Artisan Communities

 

How do we know? We know, because we live here in Vietnam. We've experienced all the ups and downs of our handicraft villages firsthand, so we know the impact these purchases make

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