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My Lam conical hat making village

Update5/8/2020 9:20:21 AM
My Lam village, (Phu My commune, Phu Vang district, Thua Thien Hue province) is situated by the Nhu Y River, about 8km to the east of Hue city. It has long been well-known for making conical hat.

Since 1860, conical hat making has been the main means of livelihood of generations of villagers. Nowadays, about 80% of locals still make conical hat during post-harvest period.

There are many kinds of conical hats, for example, white one-layer hat, green two-layer hat, green three-layer hat, hats decorated with poem, flowers, leaves, etc. Ms. Le Thi Cuc, Ms. Le Thi Ngoc and Ms. Le Thi Yen are typical artisans of this conical hat-making village.

Conical hat making requires skills and patience (Photo: internet)

Although nón bài thơ (literally: poem conical hat) is no longer a popular accessory for girls, it is still a perfect souvenir for domestic and foreign tourists coming to Hue. Therefore, My Lam conical hat making has unceasingly developed. With about 500 regular makers, My Lam provides over 1.000 products a day to the market.

Hue girl in conical hat (Photo: internet)
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