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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Hanoi Shopping


Apart from the piles of lacquer ware, stone carvings and wood blocks I got on this trip, I also made time to select this. I couldn't decide on 1, so I got 2. Thank goodness I upgraded my luggage capacity before leaving Singapore.

A small selection of the stuff I got. Couldn't resist the shiny allure of lacquer. Or the brightly coloured stone carved vase & box. Now to find enough surface area to display all of it.

I was also surprised to find street vendors selling wood blocking. The old (almost ancient form) of print press. Based on old Chinese designs, the artisans have no idea what the characters mean or pictures refer to.

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