Remember in the past, around the 80s and 90s of the last century, the system of handicraft villages always occupied an important position in the socio-economic life in the countryside of Vietnam. Jobs such as embroidery, knitting, and needlework are occupations that many women want to learn and learn. As a result, elite public girls’ schools were born, and even junior high schools included these subjects in the curriculum for students. However, through the ups and downs of time as well as the fluctuations of the market economy, those occupations have gradually disappeared and are only kept in craft villages, even not as flourishing and developing as before. Van Lam embroidery village near Tam Coc Ninh Binh, one of the famous traditional embroidery villages, cannot avoid that trend.
From slender threads,…
From slender threads, with various wide and narrow fabrics; With skillful hands and patience, the embroiderers of Van Lam village near Tam Coc Ninh Binh have created exquisite works that reach the level of art. Where each needle goes, it breathes life into the product. The embroidery of the four seasons: Tung, bamboo, chrysanthemum, and apricot looks like a hand-painted picture or a flexible and soft painting of dragons and phoenixes. The pictures of tigers, dragons, peacocks, and village landscapes are also vivid and smooth.
Looking at each product, you can see the quintessence and sophistication of the craftsman near Tam Coc Ninh Binh. The coasters are only as small as the palm but are embroidered with lace and flowers really delicately. The embroiderer has to spend many hours meticulously, counting each thread of fabric, piercing each pinhole to create such aesthetic flowers. Or like the white window curtain, swaying in the wind with the embroidered lines in the shape of the letter of happiness in the middle, combined with the floral embroidery lines with a modern twist around and the four corners of the curtain to create a unique feature. unique, different but luxurious, gentle, delicate, hard to take your eyes off.
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