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36 Streets & Trades: A Stroll through Hanoi’s Past Hang Ma Streets

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36 Streets & Trades: A Stroll through Hanoi’s Past Hang Vai Street Art Print
The illustration series “36 Streets & Trades: A Stroll through Hanoi’s Past” provides local insights into the Hanoi’s Old Quarter, which is made up of 36 crafts streets. These streets were established as early as 1010, when Emperor Ly Thai To named Hanoi the Vietnamese capital. Tradesmen formed guilds and each guild claimed a different street as its own, thus forming the central quarter of Hanoi. And each street was named after the trade that was centered there. Hang Ma, for example, is a street dedicated to all things festive, from joss paper to colourful lanterns and Chinese zodiac masks. Hang Bac Street is named after silverware with its history tracing back to the 15th Century when King Le Thanh Ton decided to open a silver foundry. Hang Vai Street, on the other hand, was initially occupied by textile traders, but Hanoi’s bamboo guild took it over in the 19th century. Today craftsmen still practise making bamboo ladders and bamboo smoking pipes on this street.
  • Frame is not included
  • Each print is made using Conqueror Art paper – 300gsm
  • This print available in A4 & A3 size
    • Size Guide:
      • A4 (210 x 297 mm/ 8.3 x 11.7 in)
      • A3 (297 x 420 mm / 11.7 x 16.5 in)
  • International shipping is available
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