Housed in the 200-year-old Chinese trading house, the Handicraft Workshop has artisans making silk lanterns and practising traditional embroidery in the back. In the front is your typical tourist-oriented cultural show (10.15am and 3.15pm) with traditional singers, dancers and musicians. It makes a sufficiently diverting break from sightseeing.
Hoi An Handicraft Workshop (address – 9 Nguyen Thai Hoc street) exhibiting and introduce 12 traditional handicraft of Hoi An such as pottery, carpentry, lantern art, conical hat, woven rattan, wood carvings, lacquer, weaving, embroidery…
Since the early years of 15-16th centuries, handicrafts was born and flourished in Hoi An. Over hundreds of years and has been handed down from generation to generation, handicraft products of Hoi An have reached virtuosity, contributed to the prosperity of Hoi An port town in previous centuries.
And today, Hoi An Handicraft Workshop reconstructs that traditional part, produced locally handcrafted products with high quality, not only supply for goods souvenir market of Hoi An, but also spread everywhere. Some products, such as lanterns, decoration wax lights, lacquer have found markets in Europe and America.
Visit Hoi An Handicraft Workshop, tourists will have a close look about the creation of beautiful handmade products, through the skillful hands of craftsmen, and may participate in some simple processes, getting interesting experiences during the trip to Hoi An ancient town.
Hoi An Handicraft Workshop is also a suitable place to buy some quality handicraft products with reasonable price. In addition, Hoi An Handicraft Workshop also has a cozy small theater, performing the repertoire of traditional arts for tourists to enjoy.
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