Tuong Binh Hiep Lacquer Village is located in Tuong Binh Hiep Commune, Thu Dau Mot City, Binh Duong Province, about 7km north of town center. Tuong Binh Hiep’s lacquer works have long become famous throughout the country in quality and sophistication imbued with the East Asian characters.
In early 18th century, the people in traditional lacquer trade migrated to Thu Dau Mot City from the North, the Central of Vietnam and set up a village. After their life was rather stable, they made first lacquer paintings to commemorate homeland.
Those lacquer paintings were known and bought by the richer in the village. There was more and more demand for this product and households gradually specialized in lacquer trade to set up Tuong Binh Hiep Lacquer Village.
Each lacquer product is an art work in high aesthetic value. In order to make a lacquer product on traditional mode, it must spend time and effort with 25 strict steps. There are some steps which must be made many times such as bamboo framing of painting. Painting step must spend 3 – 6 months to ensure quality for each product.
After many generations, the Tuong Binh Hiep lacquer still keeps traditional beauty. It’s sophistication of Orient art. The lacquer product has better quality and more multiform design than other ones. According to some experts, the Tuong Binh Hiep lacquer product can bear frigid climate of Europe, not be cracked, peeled off or deformed.
At present, lacquer workshops can produce many multiform products. Beside traditional lacquer products are still being loved, several products have modern design, suitable for different demand.
New materials have been used to create unique feature for lacquer products here. The lacquer products inlaid with bamboo, tree skin… instead of oyster, snail, and egg shell have been accepted in both Vietnam and abroad.
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