|Bamboowares by artisans from Hà Nội always lure domestic and foreign customers. File Photo|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The capital authorities have given the title of “artisan” to 42 skilled handicraft artists in handicraft villages in the city, as an official way to recognise their skills and praise their efforts to preserve the traditional handicrafts.
The honoured artisans included three artists working in the field of lacquer; eight artists working in sculpture, carving statue, making gold and silver-gilded wood; three artists working as iron forgers; two as traditional wooden house builders; one as silversmith and one as bambooware maker.
The youngest artisans honoured this time are Nguyễn Tấn Phát, born in 1983 and working in the field of lacquer in Trung Hương Ward, and Sơn Tây Town and Nguyễn Thùy Dương, also born in 1983, making ceramic wares in Giang Cao Village, Bát Tràng Commune, Gia Lâm District.
The oldest artisans to receive the honour this time are Nguyễn Văn Mộc and Đinh Công Đoán from Đa Sỹ Forging Village and Đỗ Danh Thu, who make bass-reliefs in Long Phú Village, Hòa Thạch Commune, Quốc Oai District. All of them were born in 1951. — VNS