Van Lam village near Tam Coc Ninh Binh, you will have the opportunity to see with your own eyes the unique embroidered works that perhaps nowhere can match. Van Lam is one of the cradles of embroidery with a long tradition and is famous throughout the country. According to genealogy, embroidery here dates back more than 700 years. The ancestor of the profession was Do Cong Hau – a general of the Tran Dynasty who had military talent and talent.
Legend has it that…
Legend has it that he learned the craft of embroidery once when he went to a general talent contest in China, he saw a beautiful canvas and observed, absorbed in teaching the villagers. Lace craft in Van Lam near Tam Coc Ninh Binh, as well as lace craft in Vietnam, only appeared later, because it was imported from France nearly 100 years ago. Although it is a new profession, but with skillful and talented hands, it is favored by customers, so Van Lam’s lace profession quickly prospers and becomes one of the most beautiful lace-making villages in Vietnam.
Currently, Van Lam near Tam Coc Ninh Binh has more than 700 households out of 830 households engaged in embroidery, each family has many types of embroidery frames, with a frame as big as a sleeping mat, with a small frame just the size of a hand. With thin threads, wide and narrow fabrics, all colors, with golden hands, embroiderers have created works of art. The lines of embroidery are very delicate, flexible, soft, delicate, but vivid and smooth like the strokes. Looking at the women sitting attentively by the embroidery frame, the colored threads on their fingers and the fascination shining in their eyes, I know that sometimes the existence of a craft village is not just in two words for a living.
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