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Tea and Tết

  23.08.2016   admin   Zó stories   No comments

As a Vietnamese, I love Tết from the bottom of my heart. Tết for me wouldn’t be actual Tết without blossom tree, chưng cake… and especially tea which Dad never

Volunteer with Zó has been one of the most challenging experience I’ve made

Flashback to about three and a half months ago, it was around the Christmas Holidays  in Mexico and I was surrounded by my family. But, all of a sudden I

The beauty comes only from the paper itself

  23.08.2016   admin   Zó stories   No comments

Spring DIY Design Contest has come to a beautiful end with the winners who represented different ways to use the traditional Vietnamese paper. We talked to Diane Wager, who won

Planting trees in paper making village

After about a one hour drive from Hanoi, we left the big noisy street, crossed a local market and drove for fifteen minutes through an idyllic hilly landscape, dominated by

Love Tree love Paper – Crowd Funding compaign

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The handmade paper last 800 years – BBC Travel Story

  14.05.2016   admin   Media and us   No comments

On the veranda of a home in Suoi Co, a rural Vietnamese village about 45km southwest of Hanoi, two women were squatting around a plastic bucket, dipping their fingers in

Dó Paper made by Phong Khe Village

  7.04.2016   admin   Ode to Paper   No comments

  The production of Zó has been a major form of employment in many areas in Vietnam since hundreds of years, and the two hamlets at Phong Khe village (Bac

A GLOOMY FUTURE FOR THE DONG CAO ZO PAPERS

  7.04.2016   admin   Ode to Paper   No comments

A GLOOMY FUTURE FOR THE DONG CAO ZO PAPERS There was a time when Dong Ho paintings were used mostly for religious worship or decoration in memorable occasions. For quite

The man who is keeping “soul of dó” alive

  7.04.2016   admin   Ode to Paper   No comments

THE MAN WHO IS KEEPING “SOUL OF DÓ” ALIVE Morose and worried when seeing paper craft tradition on the verge of disappearance, Mr. Nguyễn Thế Đoán has spent years searching

Rhamnoneuron papers – Chitchat on a rainy day

  7.04.2016   admin   Ode to Paper   No comments

Historical stories As a handmade product, rhamnoneuron papers are famous not only for their durability but also for their preciousness when being used for writing promotions to the official and