The biennial Hue Traditional Craft Festival closed in the central province of Thua Thien – Hue on May 2 after five days of display.

Themed “Quintessence of Vietnamese crafts”, the event attracted over 150 artisans from 34 traditional villages of Bat Trang pottery, silk and brocade garment, embroidery and handicrafts.

The spaces dedicated to artisans and craft villages were made available in Nguyen Dinh Chieu walking street, Tu Tuong park and the Museum of Hue Culture .

The festival also showcased items made by Japanese and Korean artisans, including kimono outfits, rice crackers, seaweed, lanterns, among others.

Paintings on bamboo paper by artist Pham Hai Bang, 10 Japanese kimonos and 80 embroidery paintings by artisan Le Van Kinh also caught public attention.

Before the closing ceremony, ceremonials to remember the ancestors of traditional crafts and honour traditional artisans and craft villages were launched.-VNA