Silver Crafting Class in Hanoi

Workshop in an Ancient Silver Crafting Village

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$36.00 per guest

Highlights

  • Visit a village with a longstanding history of silver crafting, the best place to learn amore about silversmithing culture in Vietnam
  • Witness how this precious metal is turned into beautiful silver products by master silver craftsmen
  • Make a personalized silver item of your own with the guidance of your local silversmith host
  • Bring home a unique gift for yourself or for a loved one back home

Inclusive of:

  • All equipment, tools and materials necessary
  • English speaking guide
  • A handmade silver item

Not Inclusive of:

  • Pick-up and drop-off service within Hanoi (can be included at additional cost)
  • Tips and gratuities (optional)
  • Other personal expenses
4 Out of 5
2 Reviews
Tracey Tracey New Zealand
4
21 May, 2019

It was great to see the workshop in operation and the work they produce with the tools they have. I would suggest anyone...

$US 36.00 per guest
3 hours
1 - 5 guest
Cancellation Policy: Moderate

Full refund available for cancellations made up to 24 hours prior to booking start time.

More About This Experience

Located on the To Lich river bank in Hanoi's Hoang Mai district, Dinh Cong village has long term history of silver handcrafts. According to the legend, in King Ly Nam De's reign, three brothers of the Tran family (Tran Dien, Tran Hoa and Tran Dien) learned how to make silver and gold jewelries by chance, mastered the skills and then passed this on to the local people of the village and created the reputation of Dinh Cong's products. The products are not just beautiful but also have a masterful finish. Thin silver is a specialty of Dinh Cong, completely different from other jewelry villages because it is entirely made by hand. From the ingots, the craftsmen must skillfully pull them together into tiny silver threads and then deftly bend them in various shapes and then put the details on the frame into a finished product. Silver engraving is available in many locations throughout the country but thin silver only exists in Dinh Cong village (now belonging to Dinh Cong Ward, Hoang Mai District, Hanoi). Making thin silver products requires a stable and meticulous hand, and each product is a technically rigorous artwork with refined and aesthetic value. Silver must be the 995 to 999 (formerly known as silver 10, when the silver is old enough) so that it can be drawn into fibers of different sizes. In the past, thin silver products are usually small items such as flowers, butterflies, shakes, torches, rings ... but now they are elaborately made into larger sizes also. As a trip to the village focusing on a workshop, you will soak in the spirit of one of the most famous and unique jewelry craft village in Vietnam, see the patience, intelligence and creation of silversmiths, and also have chance to learn making a silver product yourself. :) Please note that you can learn to make a ring/earring/pendant of about 3.75gram. If you pick a design that requires more silver there will be surcharge (our team will inform you at the class).

Additional Information:

  • Pick-up location: Exact pick-up location address along with map direction will be sent to your email instantly after booking
  • You also have the option to be picked up. Simply select this option from the add-on section
  • No previous experience needed
  • Feel free to bring your own design for what you have in mind
  • Be at the pick up location at the tour start time

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Your Local Host

Tuan Anh Quach Phan

Tuan Anh is son of Quach Van Truong - the oldest craftsman in the village who is taking care of a community house. They are 1 among 3 families that still preserve traditional professions. Tuan Anh has two bachelor ...

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2 reviews from people who took this experience

Tracey Tracey New Zealand
4
21 May, 2019

It was great to see the workshop in operation and the work they produce with the tools they have. I would suggest anyone doing this course should have a good idea of what it is they hope to make. I wouldn’t go too complicated as it could be time consuming.what I / we made is in photos. I was by myself so had undivided attention!

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US$ 36.00 per guest
2 Reviews