In a little workshop on the bustling streets of Hanoi, discover traditional wood stamp making with fourth generation artists. Duc Tri and Minh Thien will begin with preparing wood blocks, then teach you the carving techniques to create hand carved stamps marked with your own designs.
Pham Duc Tri and Pham Minh Thien, two brothers have been making wooden stamps for 20 years. They are the fourth generation in their family to ply with this trade. After mastering the art under their grandfather, they inherited the Phuc Loi trademark, established in 1923. Although they spend most of their time making custom stamps for local and international clients, they enjoy making stamps that others can’t, such as old drawings and calligraphy writings.
Preparing wood block and tools.
Filling and sanding.
Your hand carved stamps made from long muc wood. These can be anywhere between 15 small or 4 large stamps depending on the artwork and skill.
Hanoi is a complex city. The old characteristics blend with modern vibes. Aged buildings stand next to contemporary towers. What makes Hanoi a unique capital is the vibrant street life: busy traffic with motorbikes, fresh fruit & flower vendors, and, of course, the dense flavors of street food. Wander the streets and let your senses be awakened by the shocking colors of fresh flowers, the lingering smells of grilled meats and exhaust, and the shouts of vendors marketing their wares. Although the city is expanding, Hanoi still remains a city of villages. You can easily find many hidden gems in the busiest part of the city, such as the oldest coffee shop tucked in a deep alley, or traditional handmade paper shops, blacksmiths, silversmiths, wood stamp makers, and traditional medicine shops in the Old Quarter.
This session has a special price of USD 580 for 2 people.