Jul 27, 2010

Art collection marks Hanoi’s birthday

A collection of paintings made from gemstones featuring images of Vietnam’s countryside, its people, history and cultural traditions has just been completed to celebrate the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi.

The collection, entitled “Dong Mau Lac Hong” (the Descendants of Dragons and Fairies), was designed and made by disabled students who are attending a vocational course offered by the Hong Ha Yen Bai Company.

The company handed over the collection to Vietnam’s Red Cross (VRC) on July 14. It will be displayed at the Vietnam Culture and Arts Exhibition Centre during the capital city’s grand millennium celebrations and will then be auctioned off to raise funds for the poor.

The collection includes paintings of President Ho Chi Minh, Ha Long Bay – a world natural heritage, Hoan Kiem Lake, the Temple of Literature and the Mot Cot (One-pillar) Pagoda.

(Source: VNA)

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