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Rural Hanoi Village is Home to Thousand-Year Mother-of-Pearl Art Technique

By: NewsUSA

(Matthew Du, NewsUSA Reporter) -  

Chuôn Ngọ Village in the rural Xuyen district of Hanoi is known for its mother-of-pearl inlay passed down for a thousand years. The villagers have been producing this art since the 11th century. 

The Mother-of-pearl inlay craft involves integrating mother-of-pearl pieces into carved wooden objects. The technique requires precision and attention to detail. The pearl pieces make the wooden objects sturdier, allowing them to retain their quality as time passes. 

To preserve the craft and produce quality art, the village has a workshop where artisans are also trained in the tedious process. They learn how to carve wood and cut mother-of-pearl from fresh seashells. 


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