Vietnam Paper Flower Art revived, always interesting to learn about an old craft anew and share about Vietnamese Lifestyle and Culture.
Thanh Tien Village switched from growing real flowers to making artificial ones three centuries ago, but the craft disappeared for almost 50 years. Phuoc Buu tells the story of a remarkable revival of the art and in the fortunes of those who revived it.
Elders in Thanh Tien usually shake their heads in some puzzlement as they tell the story of how their village became famous for making paper flowers.
For them, it is a tale with surprising twists and turns, but they are more confident now that an art they acquired over hundreds of years can have a stable future.
The story begins in the 16th century with the founding of the village on a stretch of land along the Huong (Perfume) river in the lower part of Hue.
Read the full original story here via Boom, bust and blooming again – Features – VietNam News. Photo credit source: VNS Photos Le Huy Hoang Hai
Picture perfect: A little girl lends a hand as artist Than Van Huy arranges a vase of paper lotus flowers in the backyard of his house. — VNS Photo Le Huy Hoang Hai