Binh An drum-making village

Binh An Village in Binh Lang commune, Tan Tru district, Long An province is renowned for its hundreds-of-year-old drum making craft, which is still upheld by locals.

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Binh An drum-making village

Binh An drums are mostly used in ceremonies, unicorn dances and schools nationwide

Binh An drum-making village

It takes over 20 meticulous steps to finish a drum

Binh An drum-making village

Each drum has its distinctive features to create different sounds for different purposes

Binh An drum-making village

A drum maker – Nguyen Van An – checks sounds of every drum before delivering them to customers

Binh An drum-making village

Drum maker Nguyen Van An is the fifth-generation descendant of a family with long tradition of crafting drums

Binh An drum-making village

 

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