Exhibition reproduces traditional home space of Hanoians in the early 20th century

Update: 18/10/2022
Source: NDO - en.nhandan.vn - October 16, 2022
An exhibition is taking place at the Hanoi Museum, reproducing rooms and displaying over 200 artefacts related to the life of Hanoians in the early 20th century.

The entrance to the exhibition area was designed like a familiar village gate, accompanied by an infographic introducing the lifestyles of Hanoians in the past.

The main space is a typical living room of Hanoians in the early 20th century, with a large wood bed, tea table, casket and tray. They are all made of wood and inlaid with pearls.

The dining table set was made of wood and carved delicately, highlighting the culture of the ancient Hanoi people.

A cabinet containing many ancient artefacts of Hanoians in the early 20th century, such as lime vases, bowls and plates.

The tea table was decorated with a set of wooden trays and porcelain cups and a tree that is artistically bent, bringing a sense of sophistication and elegance.

The traditional altar space of Hanoians has been preserved and handed down. The altar is usually placed in a solemn place and in the centre of the house to worship gods, ancestors and the deceased.

A five-flap long dress for men was preserved by Do Minh Thuong from Trach Xa commune, Ung Hoa district, Hanoi, and presented to the museum in 2021.

Many costumes of the capital’s citizens in the early 20th century are displayed at the exhibition.

An antique sewing machine with a flower pattern cloth was once a memory of many Hanoians.

Some other selections from the exhibition:

The exhibition will last until the end of this year.

Nhat Quang - Translated by NDO