Missing To he (6 pics)

At the age of 70, Le Trong Dao, a retired teacher in Phuoc Tich ancient pottery village, Phong Hoa commune, Phong Dien district chooses to make To he (Vietnamese traditional toy figurine) so that his old age is more meaningful and to retain the traditional craft. More importantly, he aims to  help the children in the village have a healthier and more meaningful game.

Therefore, the purpose of Mr. Le Trong Dao in making To he is to retain the craft and offer To he to his old pupils, descendants in the village and the guests when they have chances to visit his "To he kiln", not for the purpose of business.

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"Making To he is not too hard, but it needs being dexterous and accurate in every work". Photo: Anh Quan