06:00 | 24/05/2020 Society
(VEN) - Located about 35km west of central Hanoi, Phu Vinh Village in Hanoi’s Chuong My District, a famous rattan and bamboo ware center, has become an attractive destination for domestic and foreign visitors.
The village has a four-century-old history of making rattan and bamboo handicrafts.
When it was founded in 1700, Phu Vinh Village was called Phu Hoa Trang, which means “endowed with manual dexterity”. In 1800 the name Phu Hoa Trang was changed to Phu Vinh.
The village has eight nationally recognized artisans, among them Nguyen Van Khieu, who was born in 1905 and died in l983, the first artisan to weave a rattan portrait of President Ho Chi Minh.
Almost everyone in the village, young or old, man or woman, weaves rattan and bamboo products. The artisanship has been in their blood for generations. Phu Vinh Village is known for producing art-quality bamboo and rattan products in a dizzying array of types and designs: household furniture and decorations, lampshades, curtains, as well as souvenirs and gift items such as rattan portraits, horizontal lacquered boards, and more.
Phu Vinh bamboo and rattan products have attracted both domestic and foreign customers. They are regularly exported to Russia, the UK, France, Japan, and the US.