Exhibition “12 Types of Folk Paintings in Vietnam”
Time: From August 18, 8 am – 11.30 am; 1.30 pm – 5 pm, from Tuesday to Sunday
Venue: 1st floor, Museum of Hanoi, Pham Hung Street, Me Tri Ward, Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi
Free entry

Exhibition “12 Types of Folk Paintings in Vietnam”

The exhibition aims to introduce the quintessence of Vietnamese folk painting with 12 types of folk paintings of collector Nguyen Thi Thu Hoa. 

In addition to famous types of folk paintings as Dong Ho, Kim Hoang, Hang Trong, Sinh village, the exhibition will display the rare ones such as Do the Nam Bo (spiritual paintings, burned to pray for health), Thap vat (spiritual paintings printed from sculpted-wooden planks, only in black colour and burned for the dead), Kinh Hue (Hue royal glass paintings dating back to Nguyen Dynasty, crayoned into the back of a piece of glass with pastel mixed with glue, or colourful paints), Kinh Nam Bo (spiritual folk paintings for worship in the South of Viet Nam, also crayoned into the back of a piece of glass with pastel mixed with glue, or colourful paints, or inlayed with shell of turbinidae), Tho dong bang (spiritual folk paintings of amulets, sacred figures…), and Goi vai (spiritual paintings with silk background and some details produced by folding silk fabrics, which look like 3D figures). 

The folk paintings collection of the Museum of Hanoi will also be introduced on this occasion.

Earlier, in February 2016, the exhibition of 5 types of folk painting was opened at the Ha Noi Old Quarter Cultural Exchange Center (50 Dao Duy Tu Street, Hoan Kiem District). 

The exhibition will feature 12 types of folk paintings in Vietnam collected by Ms. Nguyen Thi Thu Hoa, including Dong Ho, Kim Hoang, Hang Trong, Ten animals, Sinh village, Do the Nam Bo, Kinh Nam Bo, Mountainous Worship, Goi vai, Plain worship, and Vai. 

During the event, the folk paintings collection of the Museum of Hanoi is shown with paintings and printed boards of Hang Trong paintings; Dao people worship paintings; ancient statues combined with making folk paintings.

Exhibition “12 Types of Folk Paintings in Vietnam”
 
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