Vietnamese artisan Nguyen Van Tinh and his son Nguyen Phuong Quang are showcasing traditional bamboo handicrafts at the 34th India International Trade Fair which commenced in New Delhi on November 14.

Tinh, Technical Director of Viet Quang Ltd Co. in Hanoi, said he was granted the titles “artisan” in 2009 and “meritorious artisan” in 2013 by the President. His son Quang was honoured as an “artisan” in 2012 and is currently the youngest artisan in Hanoi in this field.

According to Tinh, 60 percent of his company’s products are exported, with the remainder sold on the domestic market. Key importers from Japan and China are particularly interested in the products due to their high quality and beautiful designs.

This is the first time Tinh has attended such an event in India, with the hope of finding opportunities to export his handicrafts to the world’s second most populous nation.-VNA