|Vietnamese Silk Paintings - Vietnamese Calligraphy|
Vietnamese calligraphy written on rice paper with bamboo sticks on the background!!!! 13"x27"
Each letter has a meaning. They represent the spirits of places and their people whose they belong to.
Vietnamese calligraphy written in the old vietnamese writting, "Han Nom", the vietnamese language originated from chinese language which was used as official language before the latin alphabet.
The Vietnamese term for Chinese writing is "Hán". It was the only available method for writing Vietnamese until the 14th century, used almost exclusively by Chinese-educated Vietnamese élites. From the 14th to the late 19th century, Vietnamese was written with "Ch? nôm" a modified Chinese script incorporating sounds and syllables for native Vietnamese speakers. Nôm was completely replaced by a modified Latin script created by the Jesuit missionary priest Alexander de Rhodes, which incorporates a system of diacritical marks to indicate tones, as well as modified consonants.
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