Forty stunning pictures made of silk rag, crafted by disabled artisans of the Vun (Rag) Art Cooperative in Hanoi, are currently on display in the capital city. These pictures tell the stories of the handicapped artisans’ remarkable strength of will.
The Nhung Manh Vun (Fabric Scraps) exhibition, jointly hosted by the Hanoi Museum and the Vun Art Cooperative, is showcasing stunning pictures at the museum until October 2020. Attendees can enjoy the captivating visuals and gain insight into the craftsmanship of the artists behind them.
Visitors to the exhibition are astonished by the stunning artworks made of silk rag, as well as deeply moved by the stories of their creators. They are left with an unforgettable experience that transcends the beauty of the pieces themselves.
Nguyen Van Quang from Hoai Duc District, Hanoi recently showcased a picture of late President Ho Chi Minh at the ‘Nhung manh vun’ exhibition. The image, taken by Bao Dan of Tuoi Tre, captured the admiration and respect that Quang has for the beloved leader. It is a powerful reminder of the impact and legacy that President Ho Chi Minh has left behind.
|Nguyen Van Quang from Hoai Duc District, Hanoi introduces his picture about late President Ho Chi Minh displayed at the ‘Nhung Manh Vun’ (Fabric Scraps) exhibition. Photo: Bao Dan / Tuoi Tre
Beautiful Silk Rag Artworks That Will Capture Your Attention
Are you looking for unique and eye-catching artworks? If yes, then you should definitely consider silk rag artworks. These artworks are created using intricate techniques, with fabrics such as silk, cotton, and linen. The results are stunning pieces of art that will capture your attention and bring a special touch to your home decor. From wall hangings to sculptures, these artworks come in all shapes and sizes. They are perfect for any space and will instantly add a touch of elegance and style. So, why not give silk rag artworks a try and add a touch of artistry to your home?
All pictures at the exhibition are uniquely crafted from silk rag, making it a truly special event.
The Artisans of the Vun Art Cooperative meticulously craft their pictures on hard sheets of paper. Carefully cutting the details of the artwork, they then affix the pieces to clean and ironed rags. The attention to detail and dedication to perfecting each and every piece is evident in their final, stunning creations.
The pictures were then coated with a thin layer of milk glue and dried to make them firm and colorfast. This process ensured that the colors in the pictures would remain vibrant and true to their original hues.
Skilled artisans from Vun Art can take anywhere from two to three days or just two to three hours to finish a painting, depending on its complexity, according to Le Viet Cuong, the founder of the Vun Art Cooperative.
Besides creating eye-catching artworks, the use of fabric scraps has contributed to reducing environmental pollution, fashion waste, and the squandering of social resources. Not only that, but it has also helped to preserve natural resources and energy. By reusing fabric scraps, we are able to reduce the burden on landfills and conserve resources, which is beneficial to both our environment and society. In addition, reusing fabric scraps also helps to reduce the amount of money spent on new materials, which in turn helps to reduce production costs. Ultimately, the use of fabric scraps is an effective way to reduce environmental pollution and conserve resources.
Rag, a seemingly useless material, has been used to create vivid and stunning artwork, demonstrating the resilience of its makers in the face of difficult circumstances. Utilizing this seemingly discarded material, they are able to create something beautiful and meaningful.
Forty stunning pictures on display at the exhibition are inspired by traditional Vietnamese Dong Ho and Hang Trong folk paintings. The beautiful pieces depict picturesque rural landscapes, renowned people, and works of renowned artists. Pictured above is an example from the exhibition, taken by Bao Dan of Tuoi Tre.
|Forty pictures on display at the exhibition are inspired by Vietnam’s Dong Ho and Hang Trong folk paintings, pictures about the countryside, landscapes, and well-known people, and those of famous artists. Photo: Bao Dan / Tuoi Tre
Rag connects people from all walks of life – connecting individuals and communities from different backgrounds and experiences to create something unique and special.
Being present at the exhibition, the artisans of Vun Art couldn’t help but beam with pride when their products were chosen by shoppers.
While cutting thread and drafting a picture, Dang Luyen, a member of Vun Art, smiled contentedly as she saw others make a gesture of appreciation for her artwork.
They made the gesture as Luyen is a deaf-mute. Her world has no sound, yet it is still meaningful to her as she can see happiness.
The exhibition features not only pictures but also handmade crafts crafted from cloth and fabric. Visitors can admire the intricate details of the textiles and the skill of the artisans who created them. In addition, a photo of the exhibition by Bao Dan of Tuoi Tre is included, offering a visual representation of the beauty of the displayed pieces.
|The exhibition features not only pictures but also handicrafts made of fabric scraps. Photo: Bao Dan / Tuoi Tre
Luyen, Nguyen Van Quang from Hoai Duc District, Hanoi, shared his story with his own hands. He spoke of the hardships he faced, and the resilience he demonstrated to overcome his struggles. His story was an inspiring one, and it served as a reminder to those around him that no matter how difficult life can be, there is always hope.
Being born deaf and mute, Quang has studied to make stunning pictures from rag since 2018.
He declared that it only took him three hours to create a painting of late President Ho Chi Minh which was showcased at the exhibition.
He crafted the image as he had read numerous tales regarding the late president.
Dang Luyen, a talented member of Vun Art, radiates joy in her silent but vibrant world. Her painted artworks bring life to the canvas, and her contagious smile lights up any room. Bao Dan captured this beautiful moment in a photo for Tuoi Tre. Luyen’s passion for art is inspiring, and her work is a reminder that creativity can bring joy to the world.
|Dang Luyen, a member of Vun Art, smiles in her silent but colorful world. Photo: Bao Dan / Tuoi Tre
Members of Vun Art consider themselves as minuscule, but far from being useless. When they come together, they find a new life and the bond that unites them is love and understanding.
Cuong, the founder of Vun Art, stated, “I am also disabled. I have been paralyzed since I was a child, so I understand the struggles that disabled people face when trying to live independently and confidently with their own abilities and efforts.”