Vietnamese traditional craft shop, 54 Traditions Gallery in Hanoi relocates and reopens

PUBLISHED Jun 7, 2023

Exhibition at 54 Traditions Gallery

Vietnamese traditional antique shop, 54 Traditions Gallery relocated and re-opened on May 15. The address is 44B Hang Bun Street, Ba Dinh, Ha Noi.

The gallery opened in 2004. Nhung Nguyen, who is from Hanoi and loves ethnic minority lifestyle and religions visited Da Nang as a medical volunteer during the Vietnamese wartime. This experience motivated Nhung to open this shop with Mark Rapoport who is from the United States and also collects exotic ethnic items. They relocated to this building which is on the same street as the previous shop to seek more space.

The name of the shop implies Vietnam a multi-ethnic country that is consisted of 54 tribes. 85% of them are Kinh Vietnamese, but the other 53 ethnic groups have their own unique lifestyle and have their local languages.

There are more than 1000 items such as antiques and artworks at the gallery. Items are displayed on multiple floors, and ethnic costumes and objects are also displayed on the stairs. The rooms on each floor also have exhibits divided by ethnicity. Some of the exhibits are also for sale.

The opening hour is from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Closed on Sundays.

  • Exterior of 54 Traditions Gallery

  • Pottery at 54 Traditions Gallery

  • Craft work from 54 Traditions Gallery