Friday, May 04, 2007

Boy with goose

Boy with goose, originally uploaded by Eguiguren.

Folk art from Dong Ho village.

"Dong Ho folk painting can be traced back to the early 16th century in Dong Ho Village outside Hanoi. This
folk art used traditional wood blocks as part of the printmaking process and offered a simple and novel way
to create records of everyday life and to celebrate nature’s dynamic cycle. Therefore, both its content and
form suit the scenes of the Tet celebration and reflect people’s aspiration for a life of happiness and
prosperity. For several past centuries, Dong Ho folk painting continued to celebrate life’s simple pleasures.
But only recently has the art begun to regain widespread popularity it enjoyed in the past." -

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