A folk painting exhibition of Vietnam was held in the Lao Capital of Vientiane on Jan.10 to mark the 81 st anniversary of the Communist Party of Vietnam’s foundation (Feb. 3, 1930 - Feb. 3, 2011), the 11 th National Party Congress and the Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday.

The 3-day event is co-organised by Vietnam Fine Arts Museum and the Vietnamese Culture Centre in Laos.

Attending the opening ceremony were the Lao Minister of Information and Culture Mounkeo Oraboune, the Lao Minister of Health Ponmek Dalaloy; the Charge d’affaires of the Vietnamese Embassy to Laos Luong Quoc Huy and other officials from the two nations.

On display are typical folk paintings of Vietnam such as the Dong Ho style (Bac Ninh province), the Hang Trong ( Hanoi ), the Kim Hoang (Ha Tay province), the Lang Sinh ( Hue ) and the 19 th century’s ancient worship paintings of Nghe An province.

Through its profound contents, the exhibition helps spectators to further understand the quintessential colours and meanings of the Vietnamese folk painting genre, which are made of traditional materials with an original artistry.

The exhibition, which also aims to further strengthen friendly relations between Vietnam and Lao, will be on display until March 10./.