Saturday, 31/10/2020
Thanh Tien paper flower village
  
Update4/24/2019 4:22:20 PM
Thanh Tien paper flowers follow mothers and sisters to markets (Photo: visithue.vn)
Thanh Tien paper flowers follow mothers and sisters to markets (Photo: visithue.vn)
Thanh Tien village (Phu Mau commune, Phu Vang district, Thua Thien Hue province) is located by the Southern bank of Huong river downstream. It is famous for making offering paper flowers, especially lotus flower. The history of paper flower making craft in Thanh Tien village dates back over 300 years.

Thanh Tien paper flower village derived from folk belief. In the past, paper flowers appeared  in solemn altars. On Lunar New Year occasion, the old paper flowers are replaced by the new ones. Thanh Tien paper flower has become a part of folk belief in not only Thua Thien Hue province, but also places where locals settled and neighboring localities such as Quang Tri province, Da Nang city, etc. 

Making use of local available materials, Thanh Tien villagers created colorful flowers. which are only used for offering purpose. Later on, paper flower making craft developed.

Thanh Tien paper flower village today is the creativity of generations of villagers. Thanks to their talents and skills, craftsmen created paper flowers such as lily, Japanese sunflower, lotus, etc.

In spring, colorful paper flowers are sold in both rural and urban markets across the province. On Tet holiday, colorful paper flowers appear in altars of Hue families.

Talking about paper flower, Hue locals admire the skill and art of Thanh Tien paper flower making village. Each bunch of lotus flower includes flowers, leaves and buds. People may mistake Thanh Tien paper lotus flower for the real ones. Today, Thanh Tien lotus flowers follow tourists to Europe, America and Australia. Thanh Tien lotus paper flower has been modernized and honorably become the symbol of major festivals such as Hue Festival, Minh Hanh aodai Festival, culture and art exchange programs, exhibition space in Hue Imperial City - Hue city, Nguyen Chi Dieu Memorial House (Thanh Tien village, Phu Mau commune, Phu Vang district, Thua Thien Hue province).


Thanh Tien paper flower making craft is passed down from generations to generations (Photo: visithue.vn)

www.thuathienhue.gov.vn
 Print]