Vietnamese Traditional Villages: Explore 4 Reason Behind Kim Son’s Craft Village Recognition


Vietnam traditional villages hold immense significance in preserving craftsmanship and cultural heritage. While our country is home to numerous craft villages, achieving the status of a recognized craft village requires meeting specific standards. As a brand bringing the culture of Vietnam to the world, we want to share with you how our Kim Son village attained recognition as a Vietnamese craft village.  

1. Deep rooted in the history of craft villages in Vietnam

The passage of time plays a crucial role in establishing and recognizing Vietnam traditional villages. Kim Son has honed its craft for over 200 years. Dating back to 1829,  the craft traditions of Kim Son have been passed down through generations, preserving traditional techniques, designs, and skills.


Artera Home’s Kim Son craft village has beautiful scenery and artisans working

2. Distinctive cultural products

Our Kim Son district is considered a craft village due to its distinctive cultural products for several reasons:

  • Historical Significance: The handicrafts of Kim Son have been passed down from generation to generation, preserving traditional techniques, designs, and skills. They carry a rich heritage that spans centuries, showcasing the enduring craftsmanship of the village.

  • Local Identity: Kim Son craft villages are known for their specialized skills and expertise in producing natural seagrass handicrafts. These seagrass products such as wicker baskets, placemats, and wall decor exemplify the unique characteristics of our town and its craftsmen. These crafts showcase the distinct craftsmanship and cultural nuances that have been cherished for generations.


Artera Home’s wicker collections from Kim Son craft village

  • Cultural Preservation: The handicrafts of Kim Son, with their intricate designs and traditional techniques, embody the values, beliefs, and aesthetics of Vietnamese society. By creating and perpetuating these crafts, our village contributes to preserving Vietnamese heritage, ensuring that the traditions and customs of the past continue to thrive in the present and future.

3. Environmentally friendly production 

Becoming recognized as one of Vietnam traditional villages involves adhering to environmentally friendly production processes. In Kim Son, the production process remains largely manual, involving minimal machinery. This approach ensures that time-honored techniques are upheld and that the environment is protected from excessive mechanization. 


Kim Son artisans are working with minimal machinery for an eco-friendly approach

Besides that, our Kim Son artisans utilize seagrass, a sustainable and renewable resource that forms the foundation of their handicrafts. Using this material, our craftsmen minimize their ecological footprint while creating exquisite products.

4. Community engagement

In Kim Son, we proudly share that over 80% of our homes actively engage in crafting, meeting all the legal requirements to be recognized as one of Vietnam's traditional villages. This number not only signifies our commitment to preserving our heritage but also showcases the special community aspect that defines traditional villages in Vietnam. 

As we craft together, each household plays a crucial role, highlighting a community-centric trait to contribute to the overall production. This also adds to the richness and authenticity of our artisanal traditions.


More than 80% household engage in crafting at Kim Son village

Being recognized as one of Vietnam's traditional villages is not just about creating beautiful products; it's about preserving traditions. At Artera Home, we invite you to explore our authentic Vietnamese handicraft products, deeply rooted in the traditions of Kim Son craft village.