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Country spirit of Gia Thanh conical hat craft village

Monday, 2019-09-16 22:08:34
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PTO - Ren conical hat making village in Gia Thanh commune, Phu Ninh district has been famous for hundreds of years. The colonial hat is the symbol of Vietnamese women’s beauty and the pride of the artisans.

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A finishing colonial hat takes many stages: From choosing palm leaves, drying, flatting leaves ... the artisans are extremely meticulous.

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Besides, the process of broaching, framing hat is very important, deciding the roundness, shape, size of the hat.

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The hat frame is made by lightweight, evenly curved wood of various sizes. The colonial hat is used for several years.

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The leaves are thin and also easily broken when it rains a lot, so the artisans take “mo cau”  (a part of areca tree) to be the layer between the two cones to make them both hard and durable.

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After sewing and making straps, the hats are painted with a layer of oil to prevent water and mold.

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Currently, the profession of making conical hats in Gia Thanh commune is still taught to its later generations.

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Gia Thanh conical hat - A typical country spirit of the Vietnamese people.

Tra My

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