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Art show on Vietnam’s bamboo opens (December 21, 2004)

The two-metre-tall portrait of President Ho was made from bamboo and rattan.
VietNamNet – A two-metre-tall portrait of President Ho Chi Minh made from bamboo and rattan is on show at a festival and art show on bamboo opened on December 18 in Hanoi.

Its maker, artist Le Quoc Viet said it had taken him five months to complete, and this was the first time it had been presented for viewing.

The event, titled Hon Tre Viet (Soul of Vietnam’s Bamboo) and Suc Manh Cua Tre (Bamboo’s Power).as well as the Giong and Bamboo’s Flower Offering Festival opened on December 18.

The event has been planned coinciding with the 60th anniversary celebration of the founding of the Vietnam People's Army, and the 15th anniversary of the People’s National Defence Day (December 22),

Based on the Thanh Giong legend, the festival raises the story of the hero, which acts as motivation for the Vietnam People’s Army.

An art exhibition on bamboo was also opened, showing the artists skills. Tools used by Vietnamese people to sculpt the bamboo are also on show.

The exhibition, calligraphy displays on bamboo and traditional arts performances are being held at the Vietnam Art and Culture Exhibition Centre Van Ho, 2 Hoa Lu Street on December 18 – 24. Entry is free.

Reprinted from VietNamNet


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