HOI AN (VNS) — The central province of Quang Nam has recognised three villages as examples of traditional craft villages: Thanh Ha pottery village, Cua Khe fish sauce village and Porning brocade weaving village.
In Thanh Ha village in Hoi An city, where the pottery trade developed from the late 15th century, there are many busy pottery workshops catering to visitors.
Cua Khe Village in Thang Binh District, home to 200 households producing fish sauce, has been famous for the trade for several centuries.
Porning village in Lang Commune in the mountainous district of Tay Giang has preserved brocade weaving for generations. The village of 500 Co Tu ethnic people has also continued wood carving, an art that began 500 years ago.
The provincial department of Culture, Sports and Tourism said the recognition aimed to preserve traditional culture and craft villages.
Four expressions of cultural heritage in the province were recognised as national intangible heritage: the art of hand-made brocade, the dance of the Co Tu, gu (the Cor ethnic art of festive decorations of wooden poles) and the procession of the goddess of the Cham people. — VNS