Hue is a historical city that used to be the Imperial Capital in the Nguyen Dynasty. As such, this city has many amazing crafts handed down from generations to generations.
Wood carving is flourishing craft in central Vietnam. With plenty of good wood available and the availability of contracts in the imperial era, wood carving communities flourished here in the past. Unlike many other traditional crafts, wood carving has managed to stay relevant with the times and is still very much in demand as a trade. Modern and ancient techniques come together to achieve the highest form of wood carvings under the craftsmanship of masters with years of experiences under their belt. Whats even more fascinating is to sit at our hosts workshop, sit on the floor and covered with wooden chips as you learn and bring to life a block of wood An almost nourishing sensation takes over and you instantly form a deep connection with your carving.
With this wood carving workshop you will not only be able to see this amazing craft for yourself but be trained in the basics of the craft under the tutelage of a master! While you of course won't become a master in this short time, we guarantee that you'll be amazed at what you can achieve in this short time with zero experience. And you'll have a new-found appreciation for this craft and be able to recognize the beautiful carvings at the imperial palace better, and also a new found skill in your hands. At the end of the workshop, you will have completed your own handmade wooden mask that makes for a great wall piece!