KVT – Bargains @ the INTERNATIONAL P.O.

KVT – Bargains @ the INTERNATIONAL P.O.

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KVT in a dusty heaven

WANT AN ARTY SOUVENIR: but thought that you couldn’t afford something extra special!

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All you have to do is to take a wander into the International section of the Hanoi Post Office and delve into the dusty corners and shelves on the customer side of the counters.

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I had to go in and send off a parcel by registered mail and as I waited for a line of tourists to get their stamps I peered into the dim recesses in amazement.

Loads and loads of art and artifacts, some by outstanding local artists is scattered willy nilly. Some is damaged but most just need a dust or a polish.
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I wasn’t able to get images of the work or of the higgledly piggedly collection, but I did pick up a few woodcut prints by one of my favorite printmakers, Tran Cong Duong…for a song. He’s an internationally exhibited artist and the work is signed and his details are attached to each.
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There are some light boxes by another of my favorite artisans that I’ll be off to get tomorrow, also for a song.

Just thought I’d let you know!

Here’s my favorite purchase plus, scattered above, a few images of Tran Cong Dung’s similar work from other sources…some small some large….all of parking lots for Xe daps

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Kiem Van Tim is a keen observer of life in general and the Hanoi cultural scene in particular and offers some of these observations to the Grapevine. KVT insists that these observations and opinion pieces are not critical reviews. Please see our Comment Guidelines / Moderation Policy and add your thoughts in the comment field below.


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