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Tuong Binh Hiep lacquerware art becomes national intangible heritage

Binh Duong, January 18 (VNA) – The traditional art of lacquerware in the southern province of Binh Duong’s Tuong Binh Hiep ward has been accredited as a national intangible heritage.

Lacquer activities began in the location in Thu Dau Mot City in the 1860s when people from the central region came and established the craft.

Tuong binh Hiep’s lacquer products are available in various designs, models and colours. The most common are paintings, boxes, vases and pots, made with mother-of-pearl or eggshell, or painted works.

The ward is now home to more than 500 lacquer artisans and about 50 companies that make lacquerware. The local lacquer items have been exported to the America and Europe and won customers’ favour.

Lacquer business in Binh Duong reached its peak between 1945 and 1975 with the participation of 300 households and 10 production facilities.