Phu Vinh Rattan and Bamboo


Located 35 km from central Hanoi, the southwest, the village of Phu Vinh rattan and bamboo, Phu Nghia Chuong (Hanoi), is known as one of the famous traditional handicraft villages.20131025_May-Tre-Dan-Phu-Vinh_02

In 2002, Phu Vinh village was officially recognized as the traditional village of rattan and bamboo, but Phu Vinh Phu Hoa old named page has been known for about 400 years. The artisans in the village said that four hundred years ago ago, Phu Hoa Trang (the former name of Phu Vinh) appears three he specialized products “NTFP forest” as baskets, cheap, lane. .. serve the needs of her child neighbors. Over time, the profession gradually spread, “covering” the whole village, and the social. With a long tradition, the family has their own Phu Vinh rattan and bamboo workers, from young men, women, the elderly, young children can participate in a certain segment of the profession. Hereditary, so how far away the dead still live with Phu Vinh rattan and bamboo, occupations and professions also helped many families in the village to change your life, and labor costs. Previously, bamboo and rattan products of the villagers are mostly baskets, mosquito, gradually, screening, bags, boxes … appliances for daily life. But, life is growing, the needs of people on a high, fine art products such as rattan and bamboo ornaments, lampshades, curtains, portraits, landscape, horizontal, sentences as well as it was born.


For a complete product, the bamboo and rattan production stage requires careful, picky from raw material selection. For this item is material but trees, rattan. To choose rattan plants are aligned, generally reaching five meters in length, when split and new knitting easy. Want straight rattan, rattan planting roots to set straight. Where long roots to grow deep hole ought to root for there to set straight. Experience shows that, when placed directly as root, though clouds climbing trees, other trees twisted into a book, when split rattan fiber also keep straight, not twisted.


Cloud processing techniques include two stages: drying and splitting the clouds. Rattan and bamboo plants are susceptible to termite sugar should eat, so the processing of raw materials is also very important. Bamboo purchased after drying options are taken away. When drying, smoke too much red clouds will, also be less smoke than red. When dry, the fibers having rain clouds lost beauty, which clouds the sun, the yarn takes fresh look. Fiber to the water cloudy yet dry skin becomes dull, but dry so it looks shiny soft skin loss. Therefore, drying clouds requires proper technique, can not neglect, care must be continuous monitoring such as raising silkworms.

Then the clouds will be brought to split into thin spokes. Nan split rattan is a technically difficult, requiring highly skilled workers. Depending on the product that the workers have to split its own nan, nan at the cleaved fiber into pipes, was split into seven or nine thin spokes. For more technical split spokes are slim hand, experienced workers for entry. Rattan is the trunk body shape, the interior of the split core should not be smart place sliced thick, thin place. With the split strip, workers will have to get both the hard and the core of rattan.

After splitting stage, the spokes are polished to provide smooth rattan fibers, flat ball. Table broaching the village itself is very simple to create, only consists of a tinplate sheet, perforated with holes of different sizes sandwiched by four piece of bamboo. Cloud after being exposed to the sun for broaching it dry, to get all the water in clouds fiber out. Nan to cloud the water has dried skin becomes dull, but dry skin so it looks shiny soft loss. Therefore, drying clouds requires proper technique, can not be neglected and continuous care.


Cloud dried again plunged into water and then dried to bring once more to cloud yarn viscosity, drying will continue to make plastic rattan fibers and softer. In order for products with a variety of colors, the Phu Vinh village also has its own secret coloring. The clouds nan after splitting, drying, drying will be embedded in the oak leaves chopped pot was boiling. Nan fibers embedded in water about 15-20 times then dried in the sun to dry. The oak will have soaked nan golden color. Want shiny black, the clouds are difficult to bring the pond mud soaked for three to five days. This is a completely natural colorings, no chemical help products of Phu Vinh rattan and bamboo products are always environmentally friendly, not harmful to human health and durability using high color 30-40 years.