The ao dai collection made of natural materials.

February 12, 2009

Five records to be recognized at Hanoi Flower Street Festival
13:17′ 30/12/2008 (GMT+7)

VietNamNet Bridge – The five national records made during the Hanoi Flower Street Festival 2009 will be announced at the King Ly Thai To statue, Hanoi, at 7:00pm, December 31.

The wood-made fan and the pottery-made street.

The HCM City-based Vietnam Record Book Centre or Vietkings said the organizing board and craftsmen who participate in the Hanoi Flower Street Festival have registered five records including: the largest pair of flower-made dragons, the longest Bat Trang pottery-made street, the largest wood fan, the first collection of ao dai which are made of natural materials, and the largest flower gate in Vietnam.

Vietkings’ consultant and editing council have carefully researched the five records and officially recognized them as new national records.

The largest pair of flower-made dragons (15m long, 4.5m high) will be placed in the centre of the flower street, at the foot of the King Ly Thai To statue. The product is made from 10,000 branches of flowers from Da Lat city.

The ao dai collection made of natural materials.

The largest wood fan (9m wide, 4.5m long) is made by artisans Duong Van Mo and Phi Quang Bo from Chang Son fan village, Thach That district, Hanoi. The fan is made of fir, teak wood, rattan, silk, and decorated by Hang Trong folk paintings.

The pottery-made street includes 200 models of ancient houses of Hanoi. The product is made by craftsman Nguyen Ngoc Tuan from Bat Trang Pottery Village, Hanoi. The street is 50m long, made with 2 tonnes of clay. The highest houses are 0.8m and the lowest ones are 0.3m.

The flower gate is12.6m long, 5.6m high and 0.95m wide.

The collection of ao dai made by natural materials includes 10 ao dai made by dried flowers, leaves, resin, and rubber latex. This is a product of artisan Nguyen Manh Hung. Hung made the collection in three months.

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