Chuong - Hat maker village

little piglets on their way towards a different Festival experience

little piglets on their way towards a different Festival experience

Chuong Village, a village in Phuong Trung Commune famous for conical hats making. The main material for making “non” is palm leaf. Chuong villagers have to choose the white shoots from Phu Tho Province or “non” leaf from Ha Tinh Province.

Chuong artisans make two types of Non: the traditional flat-top, known as Non quai thao, and the cone-shaped Xuan Kieu that appeared in the 1930's. Women in the village learn to make Non since as teenagers. Anywhere and anytime, you can find them wrapped up in their work, stitching the white palm leaves.

So it seems to be on some days. Today, may be because of the upcoming National Day it has been a little different and most of the hat business where closed. nevertheless it was a great day getting some good images around and at the market.