VietNamNet Bridge - With the theme "Thousand Years Quintessence," the second annual Hanoi Craft Week will be held from August 4-9 at the Hanoi Friendship Cultural Palace to celebrate Hanoi's anniversary and the national tourism year in Hanoi.
With thousands of years of history, Hanoi is known as a land that epitomizes Vietnam. With the famous name "Land of One Hundred Jobs", Hanoi produces about 80 percent of the fine arts and handicrafts in the country. In recent years, traditional craft villages such as Van Phuc silk, Bat Trang pottery, Phu Vinh rattan and bamboo, Chuyen My mother-of-pearl and Ha Thai lacquer are more widely known both inside and outside Vietnam not only for their cultural achievements, but also for their social and economic values.
The upcoming Hanoi Craft Week 2010, held by the Hanoi Department of Trade and Industry and Abix JSC, will introduce the heart of Hanoi's craft villages. continued>>