Dong Xam Silver Village

Dong Xam Silver Village is located in Hong Thai Commune, the north of Kien Xuong District, Thai Binh Province. From 1681 up to now, the silvercraft skills in Dong Xam villages (Hong Thai district, Kien Xuong province) are still reserved as secret, inherited skills and like other traditional handicraft, the silvercraft of Dong Xam village has had to face a lot of challenges.

 During the feudal regime, to be able to inherit and learn the silvercraft skill was very difficult, moreover, the difficulty in good exchange activities between areas within small consumption market at that time had limited the silvercraft development.

After the war, from 1954, Dong Xam craftmen joined together with great determination to revive the traditional workshops. Cooperatives were opened to produce goods for the State such as cigarette trays, standing oil lamps, and fine-art boxes. During this period, Dong Xam silver products were mainly exported to Eastern Europe and Russia.

During the years of socio-economic reform, Dong Xam silvercraft quickly growned in two communes (Hong Thai and Le Loi) and Tra Nam village with over 2,500 labors. Dong Xam craftmen are very skillful, they can make very high artistic values and traditional culture products just by hand and simple tools.

Dong Xam silver products are mainly exported to the big markets namely Germany, France, Thailand, Taiwan, and Laos. Dong Xam is more and more prosperous thanks to the silvercrafts.

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