Released by the The Gioi (World) Publishing House, the 300-page-book is arranged in four chapters, introducing readers to the history and materials used in the making of Kim Hoang folk painting as well as the efforts to revive the genre of painting.
The publication of the book is part of a project on revitalising Kim Hoang folk painting which was launched in 2016 by Director of Hanoi Pottery Museum Nguyen Thi Thu Hoa.
The project has attracted the participation of artisans, researchers, painters, and photographers who share a common hope to bring the folk painting back into life.
Dating to the 18th century, Kim Hoang folk painting in Kim Hoang Village, Van Canh Commune, Hoai Duc District, Hanoi, used to be one of the most three famous painting genres in the northern delta region, together with Dong Ho and Hang Trong folk paintings.
With bright colours, the main topics of Kim Hoang paintings were inspired from the life in the northern region, featuring images of buffaloes, pigs, roosters, the rural landscape and daily activities.