|The spouses of the Vietnamese and Singaporean Prime Ministers experience making fabric collage paintings under the guidance of Vun Art members. VNA Photo|
HÀ NỘI - The spouse of Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính, Lê Thị Bích Trân, and the spouse of Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Ho Ching, visited the Vụn Art Cooperative in Hà Đông District, Hà Nội yesterday afternoon.
Ho Ching is accompanying her husband on a three-day official visit to Việt Nam from August 27-29.
Vụn Art is a collective economic model founded in 2017 by Lê Việt Cường, a disabled person, with the desire to preserve and introduce traditional culture, create jobs for people with disabilities and make use of fabric scraps towards protecting the environment.
At Vụn Art, silk fabric scraps are put together to create vibrant artworks imbued with Vietnamese culture through the skilful hands and creativity of people with disabilities. Vụn Art also provides vocational training courses on fabric collage painting for people with disabilities, with the participation of leading painters in Việt Nam.
The two ladies visited the production workshop of the cooperative, where the craftspeople create unique handicraft products.
Craftsmen introduced the guests to a painting of President Hồ Chí Minh, which is currently being completed. The ladies were extremely impressed with the meticulousness and perseverance of craftspeople in the process of creating the work.
The ladies experienced making fabric collage paintings under the guidance of Vụn Art members.
They showed their appreciation for the works created by disabled craftspeople of Vụn Art, expressing their belief that this model will continue to be expanded and help more people with difficulties in the future.
The creative use of rags also helped to protect the environment, demonstrating sustainable business development, the ladies said. VNA/VNS