|The main entrance to the Vạn Phúc silk village. Photo sodulich.hanoi.gov.vn|
HÀ NỘI – The Friends of Vietnam Heritage (FVH) will hold a half-day excursion to the Vạn Phúc silk village, about 10km from central Hà Nội, on April 10.
The walking tour will start at 8.50am with the guidance of Lê Việt Cường, director of Vụn Art – a social enterprise, which was founded to create jobs for disabled people and specialises in crafting products from silk debris.
The group will visit the President Hồ Chi Minh memorial house, before meeting a local family to learn about how they dye silk as well as to see their old house gate which is more than 100 years old.
The tour will continue at a silk shop, where visitors will learn about the traditional process of spinning and weaving silk and listen to its owner sharing stories of his life and business.
The second half of the tour will take place at the Vụn Art workshop, where its owner Cường will share how he set up the enterprise and all the challenges his team has coped with. There will be a Q&A section before the tour members will design and decorate their own tote bag using scraps of silk with the guidance of Vụn Art staff.
To join the tour, register via forms.gle/paHtBr75L37e2QcPA.
Cost: VNĐ350,000/person including tour, tote bag, materials and a donation to Vụn Art. VNS