Depicting popular local flowers, the colours representing five basic elements of the universe, Thanh Tien villagers created colorful flowers on papers, which was firstly used for offering purpose. Later on, paper flower making craft evolved, with lotus paper and diverse application for decoration. Coming to Hue before Tet holidays, tourists easily catch scenes of colorful paper flowers on sales both rural and urban markets, along the streets. Hue families buy paper flowers to change in altars once a years.
Thanh Tien paper flower has been innovated and honorably become the symbol of major festivals such as Hue Festival, Ao Dai fashion show. It tours around the world during cultural exhibition as a showcase of Hue unique culture and craftmanship.
Join “Bao Vinh Craft villages” to explore Thanh Tien village and try hand making colourful paper flowers. This craft is rare yet fragile due to the threat of modern lifestyle. Your participation is helping to sustain local craft.
Equally, we can help you order handcrafted paper flowers for your decorating your projects.