18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Hand-made bronze carving (Thái Binh province - North Vietnam

Dong Xam silver carving village (Thai Binh province) has existed for more than 500 years, famous for its sophisticated products of high art. Dong Xam silver carvings stand out from silver products of other places in their strange shapes and shapes, in sophisticated decorative designs that are balanced and splendid but the main theme is prominent. The method of dealing with light and dark by taking advantage of the reflective properties of silver material ... it shows the talents of Dong Xam artisans handed down through generations. Visiting Dong Xam silver carving village, visiting a facility, you will see meticulous carvers of each decorative pattern, and observe firsthand the handcrafting stages with rudimentary tools such as awl, nails, hammers… Each worker, shaping person, flower-maker. In particular, the touch process requires concentration, ingenuity, and most time, just a small mistake is the product considered to be discarded or reworked from scratch.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Thai Binh city, Vietnam
Camera: ILCE-7RM2
Copyright: © Pham Van Ty