A farmer takes care of peach trees ahead of the Lunar New Year festival in Hanoi's Nhat Tan flower village (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Hanoi Department of Industry and Trade has recognised five traditional craft villages and 30 eminent artisans.

A granting ceremony was held in the city on January 29 to encourage artisans to promote their creativity to create high-quality products as well as preserve and develop the national tangible and intangible cultural values.

The honoured villages are Long Chau Mieu stone carving village in Phung Chau commune, Chuong My district; the peach village in Nhat Tan ward of Tay Ho district; Ngo Sai carpentry and forestry processing village in Quoc Oai district; the tea processing village in Yen Bai commune, Chuong My district; and the footwear village in Minh Duc commune, Ung Hoa district.

The outstanding artisans are those who actively get involved in craft training and trade fairs to popularise the cultural values of villages to people across the country and international friends.

Hanoi is now home to 1,350 craft villages, making up 58.8 percent of the total villages across the city, 286 of which have been recognised as traditional./.