With Mid-Autumn Festival is approaching, the 15th day of the eighth lunar month falls on September 13,
She's one of few artisans who still make the traditional toys for children.
|Nguyễn Thị Tuyến the only artisan who still keeps the handicraft of making paper doctor. — VNS Photos Lê Bích|
She spends a lot of time carefully making small bamboo sticks and cutting the small costume for the toy scholar.
|The figure is made of clay, bamboo and paper.|
The scholar, called
In the past, families displayed paper scholars during Mid-Autumn Festival parties to encourage children to study hard and get success in their future careers.
|The traditional toy is displayed on the altar or on a tray of food for children to enjoy at Mid-Autumn Festival party.|
A normal small set, which always
|A normal set always consists of a paper doctor with two servants.|
The paper scholar figures
After the frame is complete, she sticks papers on.
“Now children are more interested in electronic devices, folk toys have become less and less popular,”
|A family enjoy Mid-Autumn feast.|
“I still keep my family’s handicraft to continue the traditional culture,” she said.
Mid-Autumn Festival is an important event for Vietnamese people, when families reunite, parents treat their children, and grown-up children give presents to parents and elders in the family. — VNS