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“Best handicrafts, good prices and quality.”
Review of Craft-Link

Craft-Link
Ranked #11 of 232 Shopping in Hanoi
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Owner description: Vietnam Handmade Shop
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for authentic craft direct from and supporting Vietnam's diverse ethnic communities this is the (2) shops for you. Visit the art museum, the temple of literature, eat at Koto or Be Be Mieu and it is a day to remember.

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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Made a quick stop at the textile store to pick up some gifts for friends/family. They have a great selection of silk scarves, small woven bags and key chains, and some beautiful embroidered pillow shams, table runners and larger textiles for wall decorations I think. Overall the selection is different than what I saw in a lot of other shops around Hanoi seeming to sell "local goods" but none the less things here were really neat.

It's slightly more expensive (really not by more than a couple $ for things like bags and scarves) than buying things throughout the city but no doubt the money is better utilized/allocated. Prices are clearly marked, and fair, so no need for the hassle of negotiating.

Make time to visit both stores - the second shop has some home items but also jewelry, a lot of water buffalo accessories, lacquerware, etc.

Definitely worth a stop!

Thank Rmacejko
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

Right next to Van Mieu (Temple of literature) this store sells sustainable and handmade products, mainly beautiful scarfs and cloths made of soft cotton or silk that are sold at a reasonable and fair price. The NPO works with people from the countryside, also training and educating them so the money for your perfect souvenir really matters here.

1  Thank James_Supertramp_Th
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

These are 2 shops, across the street from one another, that have the best, most interesting, and the most gratifying handicrafts in Ha Noi. While the selection by no means includes everything that is available in the city, the products are well made and are accompanied by brochures from the respective tribe-makers.There are all kinds of crafts at, really, ridiculously, low prices. You won't find the monotonous "ceramics" here that are available at Bat Trang. Not to criticize, because it's nice, but it's all the same and the union controls the prices; bargaining is very limited. Craft-Link gives back to its artisans. This is a place that feels good in many ways.

Thank james p
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

Well made, high quality Vietnamese handicraft products in their 2 stores (which are nearby each other and right in front of the Temple of Literature, so very easy to find). These are not products from state owned factories, but rather come from the original handicraft producers. This is a non profit organization which helps marginalized/poor communities not only market their products, but also provides training in quality control, marketing, price setting, etc.

1  Thank TirsoBarbaraLara
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