Traditional craft villages

Monday - 14/11/2016 08:39
DONG DINH INCENSE CRAFT VILLAGE
Dong Dinh is a small village that belongs to Cam Lo village before and now is a village of Cam Lo townlet, Cam Lo district. This village has advantageous location: near Cam Lo kermis, the river and the forest so villagers can expand production and develop incense craft. Materials for this craft are incense powder and “Trèng” powder - these are available trees on mountains around Dong Dinh village. After preparing materials, steps of making incense are carried out; the method is handcrafted and simple, not requires much in vestment as well as technical actions. Every member in family can participate in producing; the target is mostly to utlize agricultural leisure and local available materials.
LAM XUAN MATS CRAFT VILLAGE
Lam Xuan is an agricultural village with large pupulation, small cultivating area. This is an uncultivated, muddy, acidic alum area before that only suit to grow “năn” trees, papyrus - major materials for mats craft. Eventhough this craft did not appear simultaneously with the appearance of Lam Xuan village but it was formed early in Quang Tri and became fond of villager’s life hundreds years ago.
The major materials of sedge mat craft are papyrus, “năn” trees exploited from village’s fields. The second material is jutes to make hems of sedge mats that exploited from the western mountains of Gio Linh district. The weave blocks are made by bamboo, wood. Production process is handcrafted, utilizes every time, and every one in family can participate. There are more than 100 weave blocks in the village, with over two thirds households produce, that provide more than 300 sedge mats for whole region, create jobs and increase income for villagers.
LAN DINH PLAITING CRAFT VILLAGE
Lan Dinh is an agricultural village early formed in hill region of Gio Linh district. Natural condition is convenience for developing plaiting craft, especially rattan and bamboo - available materials on hill slopes around the village.
Traditional products of village are means of production and living such as: small baskets, large and flat baskets, closely-woven baskets, sieves... Besides plaiting by bamboo, there are handicraft products made by rattan such as: cane plates, bowls, basins, baskets... Sale market of these products is expanded more and more, brings fairly good income to villagers. At the present time, Lan Dinh scraft village is step by step developing traditional cane plaiting and bamboo inlay lacquered painting craft in order to attract labors and provide export products for province.
RICE NOODLES MAKING CRAFT IN CAM THACH VILLAGE
Cam Thach is one of 8 villages of Cam An commune, Cam Lo district that early formed, rice noodles making is traditional craft attached to formation and developing process of villagers from the beginning of reclaiming this area in the 15th century. Rice noodles making process is improved from handicraft to use some technical sections in order to increase labour productivity. Products are made more and more, there are over two thirds of households specialized in manufacturing rice noodles sale maket is all over the district. The standard of villager’s living is improved day by day thanks to rice noodles making craft. 
STEAMED THIN RICE PANCAKE CRAFT IN PHUONG LANG VILLAGE
Steamed thin rice pancake is delicious, popular dish of Quang Tri’s people in particular and Vietnamese people in gerneral. Come to Phuong Lang village, Hai Ba commune, Hai Lang district, the tourist will enjoy sapid steamed thin rice pancake made of well-grinded ordinaiy rice. Steamed thin rice pancake making became a traditional craft of Phuong Lang’s villagers, participated in creating jobs and increasing income for local people.
CARPENTRY CRAFT IN GlO LINH, VINH LINH, DONG HA
Cat Son is a coastal village in Gio Linh district that famous for traditional carpentry and wonderful scoring products. Material is wood, especially precious wood types. At first, craftsmen learned from other regions then producing simple means in local village, after that, they cooperated with capenters in the North and in Hue to develop fine wood scoring, aragonite inlaying and scoring, pearl inlaying scraft. The famous scoring products are set of “Giàng” made by jack fruit tree, shellfish and aragonite scoring cabinet, especially two wood scoring baldachins with line “Thuong dang toi linh” that being preserved in Quang Tri Museum.
When Cat Son is famous of scoring and inlaying carpentry, Vinh Linh, Dong Ha have famous tradition in setting up, building up Ruong houses in Quang Tri. There are workman groups specialized in doing this scraft for local villagers and “Rường” houses as well as other civil woodwork products became famous products.
CASTING WORK
In Quang Tri, casting scraftsmen make use of material resources such as: soil to make mould, copper ore and carry out handcrafted casting process to create metal casting products. The major products are copper pots and means for living, spiritual life of Kinh, Van Kieu and Pako people. These products used to be famous and popular with consumers.
PALM – LEAF CONICAL HAT CRAFT
Bo Lieu commune, Trieu Phong district and Hai Xuan commune, Hai Lang district are famous of making palm-leaf conical hat. According to fact researches and folk anecdotes, running conical hat with big thread work in Bo Lieu and Hai Xuan appeared hundreds years ago. Although it is a side work, it makes fairly good income for villagers. Conical hats of Bo Lieu and Hai Xuan are popular with consumers thanks to its nice appearance and long-lasting material.
AN LAC FLOWER VILLAGE
Next to gentle Hieu river, An Lac flower village is in Dong Giang ward, Dong Ha city. This is the largest and the most famous flower village in Quang Tri province. An Lac village was found before 1975 with area of more than 27ha, mainly planting flowers such as: daisy, rose, lily, crown of thorns, dahlia, gerbera, etc. On holidays, full- moon day or Tet, the village provide internal and external provincial markets tens of thousands of flower pots of all kinds, bringing a stable income for local people.
WINE BREWING WORK IN KIM LONG
Wine brewing is a long-standing traditional craft in Kim Long village, Hai Que commune, Hai Lang district. Over hundreds years of existence and development, Kim Long took advantadge of technological process in producing, increasing quality, diversifying forms in order to bring Kim Long’s products into the whole home market and export to Laos market. Kim Long wine is gradually positioning its brand in both domestic and international market.         
FISH SAUCE PROCESSING WORK
Cua Tung, Cua Viet, My Thuy, Vinh Thai are not only beautiful beaches attracting many tourists but also the villages that have famous fish sauce making work in Quang Tri province.
Villager often salt fish from March to November (Lunar calendar) then take filtered fish sauce. Fish sauce drips from barrels in color from deep red to red brown having wonderful quality. Cua Tung, Cua Viet, My Thuy, Vinh Thay fish sauce meet demand of people in Quang Tri, neighboring provinces and regions in Laos, Thailand... on the East- West economic corridor.
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Translator: Trang Nhi

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