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Wooden artefacts exhibition to open at history museum

Update: June, 16/2017 - 10:00
A statue dated back 19th century.
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — The Việt Nam National Museum of History in Hà Nội will exhibit its collection of around 100 red lacquer trimmed with gold wooden artefacts from the 15th century, starting June 20.

The artefacts include statues and altar decorations with parallel sentences carved on wood and painted with lacquer from the Lê and Nguyễn dynasties (1427-1945), which was the golden era for wood carving in the country. The art of wood carving has its roots in the over 2,000-year-old Đông Sơn civilisation.

The antiques are not just masterpieces by talented artisans, but give insight into the  aesthetic values and life view of people, as well as into the historical, artistic, traditional and religious values of the time.

The exhibition will also have photos and videos on handicraft villages around Hà Nội, such as Kiêu Kị Village in Gia Lâm District and Sơn Đồng Village in Hoài Đức District.

The exhibition will open at the museum, on No. 1 Tràng Tiền Street, on June 20 and will run till November. — VNS

A wooden bell in the collection.
An ancestral tablet in the collection. Courtesy photos of the museum

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