The concept to resurrect Vietnam’s lost craft of Hue Imperial wood art is inspired by the fading number of hands that carve the spiritual soul of Vietnam. Just as wood is never completely motionless, expanding and contracting with changes in humidity and temperature. Craftsman also must adapt to this movement by accepting its organic nature. After 15 days nourished in the hands of craftsmen the birth of the shoes pattern is complete. XƯA takes liberty in translating the timeless beauty of ancient Vietnamese wood art through the lens of modern luxury.