Bronze drums to be displayed overseas

Published: 18/02/2011 05:00


Eighteen bronze drums will be brought to Vietnamese embassies for display this year.

Eighteen bronze drums will be brought to Vietnamese embassies for display this year.

Caption: The biggest bronze drum in Vietnam cast by
artisans from Che Dong village, Thanh Hoa province. (photo: VNE)

A project to cast 37 bronze drums as gifts for the Hung Kings Temple in the midland province of Phu Tho, Ho Chi Minh mausoleum in Hanoi, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was announced in Hanoi on February 14.

The project will be carried out by two private companies, the Kinh Do Investment and Media Company and the AMC Investment and Development JS Company, under the patronage of the Vietnam Heritage Association and the Vietnam Historical Sciences Association.

The 37 bronze drums commence on February 20 and will be cast by craftsman from the traditional bronze casting village in Che Dong in the central province of Thanh Hoa. The first drums will be handed over to the Hung Kings Temple and Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum on April 5.

The bronze drum that is displayed at France’s Guimet
Museum. (photo: VNE)

The remaining drums will be presented to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on August 28, on the occasion of the Ministry’s 66th anniversary.

The drums will be transported to Vietnamese embassies for display.

The drums will have traditional patterns and images of Vietnam’s cultural heritage like Hue city imperial city, Hoi An ancient town, My Son holy land, Thang Long royal citadel, etc.

The funding for this project will be mobilized from the Vietnam Heritage Association, the Vietnam Historical Sciences Association and private firms.

Bronze drums are national treasures of Vietnam that show the country’s spirit of building and defending the country. The bronze drum is worshipped as a deity at the Dong Co Temple in Thanh Hoa and Hanoi.


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