In the early of 15th - 16th centuries, the handicrafts had been
found by immigrants from the Northern setting up in the Southern
and vigorous development in Quang Nam land. Passing the hundreds
year of rising and falling, Quang Nam occupation village still
remains the tradition from father to son. In the brilliant past,
the products of occupation villages had not only served daily
life but also presented in international area such as: Kim Bong
Carpentry, Thanh Ha Pottery, Phuoc Kieu Bronze Casting, Ma Chau
Silk Weaving etc. They altogether had made a part of Hoi An
features where used to be the busiest port in the last century
like Hue capital into the ancient and full fascinating town.
Thanh Ha Pottery Village
Location: Cam Ha Commune, Hoi An city
pottery trade of this village is believed to originate from
Thanh Hoa Province. From clay as main raw material, the clever
hands of artisans create pottery products for domestic use, such
as bowls, jars, vases, ornament tree pots, with a variety of
shapes and colors, and with great durability. These pottery
products are on display and on sale at souvenir shops and are
very popular with visitors.
Visiting this trade village, you will not only indulge
yourselves in shopping a variety of souvenir items, but also
will be able to see with your own eyes the stages in the making
of these products.
Kim Bong Carpenter Village
Location: Cam Kim Commune, Hoi An city
The carpentry of this village is believed to originate from
North Vietnam, and has long been famous with its arts of wood
carving and sculpture. Through contact and exchange with
artisans of the same trade from Chiem Thanh, China, Japan and so
on, combined with their own skills, these Kim Bong carpenters
have created pieces of work which have normally great meaning in
philosophy and fine arts. Products made here have been marketed
in domestic as well as oversea markets.
Tra Que vegetable Village
It is far from Hoi An old town 2 kms to the Northeast.
Its location is between De Vong river and Tra Que alga pond (Cam
Ha commune - Hoi An city). This village is famous for many kinds
of vegetables in a long time: lettuce, houttuynia, flagrant
knoutwed, basil and coriander vegetables etc., and It is usually
used in the Quang Nam special foods: Hoi An vermicelli, Quang
soft noodle soup, dry pancake roll with pork…
the area approximately tens of hectares of cultivated land but
vegetable planting occupation had become the main occupation of
native people from generation to generation. It developed the
best prosperously since Hoi An tourism started to get gorgeous
Now, besides vegetable planting to supply for
restaurants and wholesales markets in Quang Nam province as well
as in Da Nang city with income up to billions of VND each year.
Tra Que people also participate in tourism activities, tourists
come here not only being guided to make soil, fertile, grow
vegetable but also learn how to make the cuisine from vegetables
in this place like the native people.
Phuoc Kieu Bronze Casting Village
Location: Dien Phuong Commune, Dien Ban District
Some of the products made by this village are bells, gongs,
gong-like music instruments, incense burners, lamp holders,
ancient vases, and other bronze musical instruments which are
normally used in festivals, ceremonies and everyday life.
These musical instruments can give out unique sounds due to
special techniques of combination of different types of metals
in the process of casting which only the skilled artisans can
Ma Chau Weaving Village
It was founded in 15th century and
located closely to Tra Kieu, Ma Chau village only wove silk and
supplied for aristocrats, mandarin classes in the court. The
stages of growing silkworms, breeding, unraveling silkworm
cocoons and weaving were made by hundreds of householders in
village following to craft methods.
When the government in the south of Viet Nam opened the
gate to exchange trade to the world through Hoi An port so Ma
Chau silk was the most exported goods. At the end of 19th
century, when the French arrived in Viet Nam and herein, there
was more floriculture and weaving occupations but silk was the
main product to be used. In this period, means of production in
village was remarkably improved from using wooden looms to
half-machine, then reaching automation now.
Today, Ma Chau weaving village has specific
characteristics in rural villages of Viet Nam with many green
tree gardens, tea and areca palm hedges... Especially, the
hospitality of native people will make tourists satisfied when
Its location is in Chau Hiep hamlet - Nam Phuoc town, 3
kms far from center of Duy Xuyen district to the East, and on
the way to My Son Sanctuary.
Dong Yen - Thi Lai Mulberry Silkworm Village
Ma Chau weaving village, in the last centuries, Dong Yen - Lai
Chau villages had the reputation of growing silkworms,
unraveling cocoons and weaving. Popular products include: Satin,
tussore, chiffon and mattresses, which used to be exported to
the far east by foreign trader ships. In its hey day, this
village grew more than 160 hectares of mulberries and nearly 200
households participated in producing silk by handicraft methods,
the craftsmen in Dong Yen - Thi Lai emigrated to settle down in
Southern and found the weaving village with the large scale such
as Bay Hien, Go Vap in Ho Chi Minh city nowadays.
Dong Yen - Thi Lai weaving village is located in Duy
Trinh commune - Duy Xuyen district.
Ban Thach Mat Village
From Nam Phuoc town - Duy Xuyen district to the East of about 5
kms, tourists will see the green groves of jute along the bank
of Thu Bon River.
This is a major raw material to make the mat product of
Ban Thach village. The exquisite and clever hands of Ban Thach
women make simple threads of segde bright,soft & solid mats with
multicolor & kinds which are favoured by the domestic market.
Thanks to the location in the water area in Tra Nhieu
and has poetic natural landscapes, Ban Thach is becoming an
attractive destination for tourists who like discovering the
traditional occupation villages in Quang Nam.
Ban Thach is located in Duy Vinh commune - Duy Xuyen
Brocade Weaving Occupation Of Cotu Ethnic
it has not developed as an occupation village yet but brocade
weaving occupation had become the traditional village baring the
deep cultural characteristics of Cotu ethnic. With the skillful
hand of Cotu women, they had changed the homemade materials into
the products such as blankets, loincloths, skirts, etc with
multiform color and unique vignettes.
The stage of weaving is made entirely by hand-made method, from
growing material (cotton, jute, flax, etc) to finishing the
products. As for brocade weaving, the Cotu women have to work
hard during many days or a month to accomplish product entirely.
weaving occupation still retains the traditional characteristics
of Cotu ethnic minority in village but gathers mainly in Tabhing
(far 15 kms from Thanh My - Nam Giang district to the
North-West). Herein, tourists will be exciting when being taught
heartily by Cotu women to weave brocade products with simple
looms that it was made from bamboo and wood.
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