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Hanoi (VNA) – An exhibition of arts and handicrafts will take place at Hang Da Shopping Mall in Hanoi from January 15 to February 5 in the hope of recreating the taste of old Tet in today’s life.

The exhibition, themed “Tet in Viet’s house”, is co-organised by Hang Da Shopping Mall, Hang Da Galleria, Hanoi Old Quarter management board and a local gallery - right before the Lunar New Year holiday.

On display will be about 200 paintings, 200 hand-made potteries and 50 collections of “ao dai” - Vietnam’s traditional gown by well-known painters, pottery artisans and designers, together with hundreds of sophisticated handicraft works for Lunar New Year’s decoration.

The collection of Hue’s royal robes by craftsman Vu Van Gioi will be exhibited alongside “ao dai” created by several contemporary designers such as Nga CoCoon, Trinh Bich Thuy and Adriana Anh Tuan.

The 42-year-old embroiderer, Vu Van Gioi, will perform hand embroidery skills in front of the public, while artisan Pham Anh Dao from Bat Trang pottery village and artisan Nguyen Huu Tao from Dong Ho folk painting village are also scheduled to show off their skills at the exhibition.

Ways of making Vietnam’s traditional dishes that are popular during Tet, such as “banh chung” (square glutinous rice cake) and “gio lua” (lean pork pie) will be on display for visitors.-VNA