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Stone carving in Ninh Binh

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With skillful hands, craftsmen in Ninh Van commune work hard to create stone products to beautify the country.

Communal house made of stone under construction

In the past, stone carving was only practised in a few households in Ninh Van commune, Hoa Lu district in the northern province of Ninh Binh, and they mainly produced items made of blue stone which were sold only in the region. 

Gradually over time many people there have benefited from this industry and the noise of craftsmen’s hammers and machinery can now be heard all around the commune. 

Almost all the people and households produce stone carvings ranging from simple to sophisticated designs, most of which have become popular in many areas of the country.



Making a Buddha statue



Rice farmers are now part of the stone carving industry

Water hyacinth made of stone

Machinery supports the stone industry

Stone as raw material

Skillful hands of craftsmen 

Large works require the use of machines
Source: VOV


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