Explore famous craft villages in Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh is the capital land that experienced many historical ups and downs, this place is known for many famous scenic spots, many historical and cultural relics. This land is also famous for many traditional craft villages.Ninh Binh craft village is famous for traditional crafts such as embroidery, sedge weaving, carpentry, pottery or stone carving. Over time, the number of people following the profession has also decreased, but there are still villages that still retain the quintessential beauty of traditional industries in Ninh Binh.

Van Lam lace embroidery craft village Ninh Binh

Van Lam embroidery village is located in Tam Coc tourist area. According to the elders, embroidery began to appear in Van Lam village in 1285. The main ancestor of the profession was Mrs. Tran Thi Dung – the wife of Thai monk Tran Thu Do. Up to now, this profession has been passed down for 737 years (as of 2022). Many houses in the village have embroidery frames. Very delicate embroidered lace artwork. Each stitch of the needle shows the skill level of the craftsman. Embroidery products in Ninh Binh – Van Lam craft villages are very diverse, including sheets, pillows, towels, paintings, curtains, etc.

Kim Son sedge craft village Ninh Binh

Coming here, you will easily come across products sold from sedge such as bags, hats, flowerpots… The profession of sedge has existed here for hundreds of years. To be able to make sophisticated products from sedge, Kim Son people must be very meticulous from the stages of planting, harvesting, preliminary processing, dyeing, etc. This sedge product after finished product will be covered with a layer of glue. Specialized to help the product retain its shape and add moisture resistance. It is a very important process, especially for products exported to foreign countries.

Bo Bat Pottery Village

Bo Bat pottery village in the past, now is Bach Lien village, Yen Thanh commune, Yen Mo district. Bo Bat pottery has thousands of years of history and is the source of Bat Trang pottery today. According to historical records, the village including Bo Bat is the village of Bach Bat – Bo Xuyen, Thanh Hoa village of Ai Chau was famous thousands of years ago for its ceramic products for consumption and construction. The main products are: cups, bowls, plates, vases, wind chimes, fine art ceramic paintings, artistic ceramic statues decorated with brocade patterns and painted with unique colored enamel.

Ninh Van stone carving village

Ninh Van stone carving village in Xuan Vu village, Ninh Van commune, Hoa Lu district, is a famous and unique stone carving village in and outside the province. The stone carving profession here has existed for a very long time, through many generations, along with the ups and downs of history. From rough stones, through the hands of craftsmen, they have become perfect works of art. Stone products include: statues, birds, animals, ornamental tanks, beer, truss, flower pots, tables, chairs, collapsed, incense, thrones, bridges, gates, thresholds, rafters… All are carved delicate, vivid, elegant lines, flexible, soft, by the hands and minds of artisans.

Gia Thuy Pottery Village

Gia Thuy commune, Nho Quan district is famous for its traditional pottery village with the age of more than 50 years. According to the village’s artisans, Gia Thuy pottery was formerly known as Long Thinh pottery. Gia Thuy pottery village was born in 1959 when some potters in Thanh Hoa migrated here to open a number of pottery kilns to make utensils for daily life such as pots, pots, and jars. The characteristic of Gia Thuy pottery is that it is made from yellow-brown clay, which is available locally and only in the craft village. This type of soil has high cohesion, smoothness and good heat resistance. Some of the best-selling products are favored by many people such as: wine bottles, jars, and jars that are stylized and patterned, and the landscape of Vietnamese villages creates a unique feature for Gia Thuy pottery. 

Dong Son Peach Blossom Village, Tam Diep

Dong Son commune is also an area that thrives on Tam Diep peach variety, which is a legendary ornamental plant dating from the time when King Quang Trung opened a festival to celebrate the Tet holiday before going out to liberate Thang Long. Tam Diep fading peach is a multi-layered flower with luster like pumpkin but with a lighter color, pink cheeks, said to be the color of a young woman’s cheek, full of ethereal, discreet, haughty look. There are 12 villages in the whole commune, 7 of which are recognized as traditional craft villages. There are an estimated 1,000 peach growing households with an area of ​​around 130 hectares.

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