Putting soul into laterite stone

by VTV406 August 2017 Last updated at 06:40 AM

VTV.vn - Laterite is a soil and rock type that conveys the simple and rustic traits of the people in the Northern region of Vietnam.

It creates a unique feature that can't be found anywhere else in the country. As home to an abundant source of laterite, Thach That district in Hanoi has seen its residents use laterite as a building material.

Through time, they have discovered that laterite is not just a cheap, durable and unique material but can also be used as material for art creation. In this week's edition of Culture watch, let's visit a village in Thach That district to to learn how people here created artworks from laterite.

It takes many hardworking people to make a laterite work, from choosing the stone and coming up with ideas, to sculpting the work. However, out of love for the craft, they carry on putting soul into the inanimate stone.

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