Phuoc Kieu bronze casting village, Dien Phuong, Dien Ban, Quang Nam



According to historical studies, Vietnam is one of a few countries with the earliest bronze casting craft in the world, from the late Neolithic, early Bronze Age. By the Dong Son period from around the 7th century BC to the 6th century AD, the bronze casting of the Vietnamese reached the peak.

Phuoc Kieu bronze casting village (Quang Nam), formed around the beginning of the 17th century, was established to forge weapons as well as household items to serve the Nguyen lords at that time. In addition to fine art products such as bells, crests, musical instruments, fine art objects… Phuoc Kieu bronze casting village is also famous for its gongs produced for the Central Highlands and ethnic minorities in Vietnam.

With diverse and quality products, in recent years, Phuoc Kieu craft village’s products have been sold not only in domestic market but they have also reached out to the world market through export and tourism channels.

Production process

In order to produce the best quality products, bronze casting workers have to go through 7 basic stages: preparing raw materials; prototyping; creating molds; melting raw materials; pouring mold; Remove the mold and complete the detailed product…

Particularly, for products that create sounds such as gongs, bells, musical instruments, etc., it is necessary for the worker to go through listening, testing and adjusting stages. Every step in the copper casting process requires the worker to be meticulous, skillful and have their own experience.