“12 types of folk paintings” to be displayed at Museum of Ha Noi

On 18 August 2016, the Museum of Ha Noi in collaboration with the Ha Noi Ceramics Museum will open the exhibition of “12 types of folk paintings in Viet Nam” at the Museum of Ha Noi.

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…), 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 Ha Noi 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).

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