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Dong Ho painting dossier submitted for UNESCO recognition

March 31, 2020          2130 views
(MOCST) - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has agreed with the submission of a dossier on Dong Ho folk paintings to UNESCO to include the art in the list of intangible cultural heritage in need of urgent safeguarding. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism was assigned to sign the dossier as regulated.
A painting of the Dong Ho folk painting genre 

The Vietnam National Commission for UNESCO has coordinated with the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism to complete the file and send it to UNESCO before March 31.

Dong Ho village, formerly named Mai village, in Song Ho commune of Thuan Thanh district, northern Bac Ninh province, is known as the cradle of one of the most famous folk painting genres of Vietnam.

The paintings vividly reflect the traditional agricultural society, along with the life and practices of rural Vietnamese people.