My Xuyen wood carving

Located in Phong Dien district’s Phong Hoa commune, My Xuyen village is some 40km north of Hue city. The village was establishes in the middle of the fifteenth century and was famous for its wood carving.

According to the annals of the Nguyen Van family in My Xuyen village, the founder was Nguyen Van Tho (apprentice to Tran Cao Van who was famous for his wood carving for royalty). He was a man from Thanh Hoa who later settled down and married in My Xuyen village.

Since then, wood carving in My Xuyen is quite sophisticated and highly diverse. Products range from round statues to elaborate reliefs. My Xuyen’s skillful wood carving can be seen in famous architectural works in ancient Hue city.

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