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Come over Dong Ho Painting Village in Bac Ninh

Come over Dong Ho Painting Village in Bac Ninh

Belong to the Song Ho commune, Thuan Thanh district, Bac Ninh province, 30 km to the East of Hanoi, Dong Ho painting village, also known as Dong Mai Village is home to a good collection of artistic paintings reflecting people’s innermost feelings, wishes, and simple dreams. Though you can see the typical pictures made from Dong Ho Village via the Hanoi cultural tour, you are still excited to observe directly the process of Dong Ho painting making.
Since the 16th century, the making process of Dong Ho painting has been done manually, from making papers to woodcut printing. The craft particularly flourished from the late 18th century to 1944, during which all the 17 clans of the village made folk paintings. The market for Dong Ho folk paintings is particularly busy during the 12th lunar month, especially on market days on the 6th, 11th, 16th, 21st and 26th day of the month. People in Dong Ho village have a saying: “no matter wherever you are, remember to return to the village in December in lunar calendar to see or shop for paintings”. In the classic tour of Vietnam tour 7 days, you can request to come over Dong Ho village to see its amazing colorful life.
 
You can buy Dong Ho picture both in Hanoi and in Dong Ho village.
You can buy Dong Ho picture both in Hanoi and in Dong Ho village.
 
Dong Ho paintings drawn on do paper with colours taken from nature are places for artists to reflect their wishes for lucks and their perception of everyday life in the village. The red colour is taken from earth of hills and mountains; the black colour is from coal of burned bamboo’s leaves; the glitter white colour is made of sea shells. Common themes of the paintings include animals, folk tales daily life activities. The paper used for the painting is made from bark tree so that the texture can retain colour for quite a long time.
 
In Dong Ho village, you can see the interesting pictures everywhere.
In Dong Ho village, you can see the interesting pictures everywhere.
 
Dong Ho paintings are simple, meaningful and created for the mass. Patrons use to come from agricultural and low-income families, some of them are illiterate and cannot afford other more exquisite art works. But the meaning is the paintings is, by no means, sub-par. It reflects both reality and dream of the people. In the old day, whenever Lunar New Year came, a painting market took place at Dong Ho’s communal house and visitors from many regions came here to revel in art works.
 
Visit Dong Ho village, marvel at pictures and gain a deeper insight into a traditional painting making process. If you want to combine a day to the traditinal villages around Hanoi as Dong Ho, bat  Trang, Van Phuc (silk village)... let's FarEastour support you. The enthusiastic travel consultants will offer to you the most interesting route to reveal the culture of Hanoi.

Let' see some famous works of Dong Ho painting village:

The wedding of mouse is the most famous picture of Dong Ho village.
The wedding of mouse is the most famous picture of Dong Ho village.

The picture named "Family of Pig"
The picture named "Family of Pig"


Picture source: Dong Ho village.