Foreign artisans to join Hue Traditional Craft Festival hinh anh 1Kite-making is among the crafts included in the Hue Traditional Craft Festival. (Photo: VNA)

Thua Thien-Hue (VNA) – The eighth Hue Traditional Craft Festival, scheduled to take place from April 26 to May 5, will see the participation of 70 foreign artisans, according to Chairman of the People’s Committee of Hue ancient capital city Nguyen Van Thanh.

The artisans hail from eight cities that have twin-city and cooperative relationships with Hue, namely Takayama, Sasayama, and Saijo of Japan; Gyeongju, Namyangiu, and Dongnae of the Republic of Korea (RoK); Konya of Turkey; and Sao Luix of Brazil. There will also be representatives from craft associations from the RoK and China, the official said at a press conference on April 23.

The biennial event will also bring together over 350 artisans from 62 craft villages and facilities across the country, who will show off their skills in different areas like embroidery, jewellery, wooden crafts, copper items, pottery, conical leaf hats, confetti, calligraphy, painting, kite-making, garment-textiles, and bamboo and rattan products.

Of note, Hue’s traditional medicine will be introduced on this occasion, where doctors will provide health check-ups to the festival goers.

Thanh said the festival aims to honour the quintessence of traditional crafts, improve the efficiency of traditional craft production and business, enhance cooperation across spheres, spur socio-economic growth, and combine handicrafts with tourism development. –VNA