France will exhibit its woven products during Hue Traditional Craft Festival from April 27 to May 1, 2013, according to Nguyen Dang Manh, Deputy Chairman of central Thua Thien-Hue Province People’s Committee.

French artisans will introduce five cloth weaving techniques, including Lyon silk weaving of Prelle factory since 1880, and the velvet and crease-creating technique of Benoit Toscan d’Amiens. The woven products of Saint Etienne de la Satab, Aubusson carpet, and a French weaving initiative will also be showcased.

The exhibition is a result of a French delegation’s recent working trip to Hue . It was led by Christine Bouilloc, Director of Bargoin Museum in Clermont Ferrand, and Christine Athenor, Director of Festival International des Textile Extraordinaries (FITE).

“The quintessence of Vietnamese crafts” festival is the fifth traditional craft fair to take place in Hue . It focuses on developing traditional products and villages for tourism, and attracts the participation of artisans from craft villages around the country. -VNA