Handicrafts and Souvenirs
Vietnam is renowned for its various forms of lacquer ware (mother of pearl inlay, duck shell etc.) and for its silk industry. An array of other handicrafts is also available, including quality hand embroidery, woodcarvings, brass or marble figurines and ivory or tortoiseshell accessories. Paintings, silk screens, and hand-painted ceramics can be found in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. War paraphernalia, such as army helmets, are popular souvenirs, as are the old cameras, watches, stamps and coins sold on the streets of Ho Chi Minh City.