The 2013 Hue Traditional Craft Festival will take place in central Thua Thien-Hue province from April 27 to May 1.

The biennial festival will draw artisans from craft villages in Thua Thien-Hue, and cities and provinces across the country. The event will showcase traditional crafts, including weaving, pottery, Hue enamel, wood and bamboo handicrafts, lacquer, embroidery and paper flowers.

A seminar looking at the role of craft villages in tourism development will be held, during which researchers, scientists and artisans will evaluate the development of traditional crafts and craft villages.

The touring exhibition, France ’s Metamorphoses, will introduce five French textile techniques at the festival.

International designers and artisans, including Francoise Hoffmann ( France ), Patis Tesoro (the Philippines ) and Kinor Yang ( Hong Kong ), will join renowned Vietnamese designer Minh Hanh in a fashion show.

A street festival, gastronomy demonstrations, and traditional games will also take place during the five-day event.-VNA