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XQ Vietnam

106 Le Loi street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
+84 8 3822 7724
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Dong Khoi Street Shop

This shop stocks the most wonderful selection of embroidered "pictures", all painstakingly... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2016
Dan L
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Bunbury, Australia
Arts and Craft

This place is amazing. There are no other words for it. The workmanship and incredible talent that... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2016
BukaFarnorthQld
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Far north Qld
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XQ Silk is one of those unsung craft heroes that are trying to keep alive the beautiful traditions of silk embroidering in Vietnam. The shop is easy to find. It is about 150m past Binh Tanh marketon the same side of Le Lai Street. It looks a bit like a private gallery, but inside are some of the most beautiful embroidery works you will ever see. They use embroidery like oil colour paintings with the ability to capture light variations and depth of field. Why this really does stand out is because to be honest most of the stuff sold in markets in Vietnam is just tourist crap. This is the real thing, with a weaving school in Dalat and lots of pictures that the art is indeed truly Vietnamese as it is often pictured being given to visiting dignitaries. Costs for this quality are actually quite low ranging form around US$40 to $300. Staff are all beautifully attired in Ao Dai, the stunning traditional costume for women. Truly this is a breathe of fresh air for those who want to get away from the copy watches, cheap sunglasses and Lonely Planet clutching backpackers.
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24 Nov 2016
“Dong Khoi Street Shop”
14 Jun 2016
“Arts and Craft”
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106 Le Loi street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
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Reviewed 25 November 2016

This shop stocks the most wonderful selection of embroidered "pictures", all painstakingly completed by hand and covering an amazing range of Vietnamese subjects. We selected two delightful embroidered scenes of orchids in vases, picturesque and lasting treasures of our visit. Absolutely no hard pressure sell,...More

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Reviewed 15 June 2016

This place is amazing. There are no other words for it. The workmanship and incredible talent that these beautiful ladies have is breathtaking. A place that everyone must visit.

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Reviewed 7 April 2016

We visited this shop while in Vietnam. It has the most amazing silk embroidery items. I bought a scarf and the intricate work is beautiful. One young lady was working on a picture, and though they may cost a lot, they are worth every penny,...More

Thank yvonneysl
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