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Dong Ho Paintings

The background of the paintings is hand made from the bark of a tree called Dzo. The bark of Dzo is stored in the water for months, then grounded grounded and mixed with sea shell. See more...
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Dong Ho Paintings
Dong Ho Painting or Vietnamese woodblock prints refers to a Vietnamese folk art originating in Dong Ho Village, Song Ho Commune, Thuan Thanh County of Bac Ninh Province (north of Hanoi). It is one of the most popular Vietnamese folk arts.
It was a "must have" of every vietnamese household for Tet, vietnamese new year.
The prints in Dong Ho are made with local wood and paper. The paint is also made from local organic materials and is applied to wood and pressed on paper. The process is repeated with different colors
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Playing with Birds
Playing with Birds
10" x 15"
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Working with Water Buffalloes
10" x 15"
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Mice Weeding
Mice Weeding
10" x 15"
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Frog Teacher
Frog Teacher
10" x 15"
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Chicken Family
10" x 15"
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Spring Festival
10" x 15"
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Wrestling festival
Wrestling festival
10" x 15"
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Chickens
Chickens
10" x 15"
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Four Noble Characters
10" x 15"
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Villagers
Villagers
15" x 10"
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Fish
10" x 15"
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Wrestling Parade
10" x 15"
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Z28
Z28
10" x 15"
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Jealousy
Jealousy
10" x 15"
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Riding on the Water Buffalo
Riding on the Water Buffalo
10" x 15"
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The Match Maker
10" x 15"
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Dragon Dance
10" x 15"
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Dragon Dance
10" x 15"
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Z14
Z14
10" x 15"
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Catching Coconuts
10" x 15"
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Playing Flute
Playing Flute
10" x 15"
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Framed Dong Ho Paintings
Framed and matted dong ho paintings.


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Chicken Family
Chicken Family
16.5" x 12.5" x 1"
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Dong Ho is a small village in Thuan Thanh, Bac Ninh province, located on the southern side of the Duong river (30km to the east from Hanoi,) is one of the villages that remains to preserve ancient cultural relies of Kinh Bac area (red river delta, north of Vietnam.) Dong Ho paintings have about 300 years of history in the north of Vietnam.

Dong Ho folk painting is very famous because Dong ho is the only village where people know to make the "Dzo" painting with completely natural materials. The printing paper is made of bark of a tree called "Dzo." The background paper is originally white. People use natural materials to change the colors of the papers which are usually orange, pink, yellow, purple,.. Colors of the painting are refined from various kinds of tree leaves, that people can easily find in Vietnam. Particular, the red color is taken from earth of hills and mountains; the black color is from coal of burned bamboo's leaves; the glitter white color is made of sea shells; The original point of Dong Ho folk painting is the durability of colors. The painting is covered by a layer of sticky rice paste (called "ho nep") to protect the painting and their colors.
These paintings are bought in Dong ho village, and are made by Mr. Nguyen Huu Sam and Mr. Nguyen Dang Che, two famous masters of Dong Ho folk painting, who are still living in Dong Ho village. Each painting is completely hand printed on Dzo paper following the ancient style and tradition. The provocative color is made by natural material. Especially the glitters are made by sea shells.

We are happy to introduce Dong Ho folk paintings, and welcome you to a unique Vietnamese ancient art.

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