Dong Ho, named for the Vietnamese village where it originated, utilizes natural materials produced in time-honored methods by local artists. Living Legacy will preserve the Vietnamese woodblock printmaking tradition for future generations of artisans and patrons of folk art.

Dong Ho printing is a kind of Vietnamese folk printing which originated in Dong Ho Village in Song Ho Commune, Thuan Thanh District, Bac Ninh Province, Vietnam. Dong Ho prints have evolved over three hundred years 300 years in the north of Vietnam and represent a rich cultural heritage. The Dong Ho paintings are printed by hand, each color having its own printing block.
The printing paper is made of “dzo”, a papyrus-like plant, bark fiber, and coated with a thin layer of “diep”, oyster shell dust, that gives the paper a typical, much appraised, feeble-glittering texture. Dong Ho printings appears only on the occasion of the Lunar New Year Festival.

Share and Enjoy