Tho Ha ancient village communal house is a work with typical architectural art, beautiful and superficial, on a large scale, built in the year At Suu (1685) under King Le Hy Tong. This work is a cultural and spiritual space of the Vietnamese people with typical architectural features of the Le Trung Hung period.
In the communal house, there are also many artifacts of historical value in sculpture, which are expressed through many diverse and unique themes. In particular, the hammock door was created in the 13th year of Chinh Hoa (1692).
This is a valuable masterpiece that represents the most typical wood carving art in the 17th century with gilded wood and ceramics. This work also demonstrates the talent and ingenuity of contemporary artisans and is also the place to mark the clearest mark of the traditional pottery technique of Tho Ha ancient village.
The hammock door has the function to separate the spiritual space, creating a solemn and sacred highlight in the central position in front of the harem of the communal house. In terms of carving technique, Tho Ha communal house hammock door has a combination of embossment, carving, and perforation, forming many layers, many spaces right on a wooden block right in a work theme. The old folk artists put into each piece of decoration, creating a monumental but extremely delicate work of art.
Tho Ha ancient village hammock door is an original and unique artifact, one of the most aesthetically pleasing hammock doors today. Over 300 years of history, but the decorative carvings are still intact, considered by the local government and people as a treasure and always respectfully protected and preserved.