Stone carving in Ninh Binh
Ninh Van lies at the foot of huge mountains and many houses here are built with stone. For centuries stone was a familiar material of which to build. From the pebbles of a childhood game, to the pond steps or the pestle of the rice mortar, and tea sets found in each family home.
Inheriting traditional production techniques handed down by the ancestors, Ninh Van sculptors can produce a wide range of artistic articles such as tea sets, ash trays, flower vases, bamboo trees or ornamental plants and architectural works. Their most impressive work which distinguishes Ninh Van is the stone lamp, which is very popular for use in garden. This is also a thriving item for export, especially to the Japanese market.