Local Crafts, Hanoi

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    Local Crafts: The budding artists of hanoi

    by TonyBagnall Updated May 30, 2006

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    There are stacks of art galleries that will paint you a version of an old master. You can have any of your favourite paintings reproduced in oils for you to take home. Beware the quality of some places is dubious. Look around because some galleries have highly skilled artists that will paint you a very good version of a Monet, Van Gogh etc. There are also some nice galleries that do original works.

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    By Anh ...: Buying Art in Hanoi I

    by shrimp56 Updated Jan 21, 2004

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    The "art scene" in Hanoi ranges from the upscale galleries near the Sofitel Metropole Hanoi, to the small paintings and prints you can pick up at temples and craft shops.
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    What to buy: I enjoy the imagery of these two paintings [gouache on cardboard] with the inclusion of the water buffalo.

    What to pay: Small pieces like these [about 5x7 inches] run anywhere from $3-10 US.

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    Woodblocks by Dinh Luc: Buying Art in Hanoi II

    by shrimp56 Updated Jan 21, 2004

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    Dinh Luc is the artist here. He is relatively known internationally -- these little woodcuts are obviously a sideline that brings in money -- but they are charming.
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    Song: Couture, Maison, Resort

    by pez Updated Jan 9, 2004

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    Clothes and home furnishings designed by Valerie Gregori McKenzie, a French expat living in Vietnam the last 10 years. Valerie weaves Vietnamese, French, and other themes together into truly original creations.

    What to buy: I've purchased bedspreads, sheets, pants, gifts, baby clothes, you name it.

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    Minh Tam: High Quality Lacquer Ware

    by Yezber Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This is the best quality of lacquerware I've seen in Hanoi, Saigon, Bangkok and northern Thailand. The prices are high compared to other shops, but the difference in quality is remarkable.

    What to buy: Dishes, bowls, coasters, boxes, lamps and similar

    What to pay: Don't expect much more than 10-15% discount from list prices - it took us half an hour to get something like 13% when buing for 200+ USD

    Some of the stuff I bought
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    Local Crafts: Colourful Lanterns

    by Tattugran Written Jun 23, 2009

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    you will find these colourful Lanterns everywhere in the Old Quarter...they are made of a light material. I thought they were paper ..I was wrong :)

    What to buy: these would make a nice ornament in any room at home....they woudl look good in a childs room I think

    What to pay: They are cheap

    very colourful colour galore
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    Minh Tam: High quality at affordable prices

    by gypsysoul73 Written Jun 30, 2006

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    This shop specializes in lacquerware, bamboo and rattan works, stone items, and wooden statues.

    What to buy: Beautiful lacquer trays,wall decor, embroidered bags etc.

    Beautiful lacquerware
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    Local Crafts: Stainless steel

    by Tattugran Written Jul 5, 2009

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    STainless steel seems to be a big thing in this area. and they have dedicated a street to selling it.

    What to pay: canisters, shelving,

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    Local Crafts: Local clothes

    by albaaust Updated Nov 13, 2006

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    Along the streets of the Old Quarter you will see plenty of stalls that sell the Ao Dai.The asking price seems to be about US$20.

    Stall selling the Ao Dai
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    Local Crafts: Eastern & Western Art

    by mizzzthanggg Written Jan 9, 2005

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    Just tossing in another photo of art you can find in Vietnam. Here is Botticelli's "Olympia" juxtaposed with a painting of a traditional Chinese scene... no shortage of variety certainly.

    boticelli et al
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