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Handicraft villages of the coconut industry

20/10/2014

The current village development not only in economic profits, create jobs for local workers, but also to preserve the value of unique traditional culture is transmitted from generation to generation . Where production is concentrated products with its own identity. This is also an opportunity to promote the image of the country, home to the South with the nation and the world. In particular, development of villages is one of the resources important tourist humanities.
Ben Tre land formed on three blocks of land large islet (islet Bao Minh islets and islet An Hoa), the preferential nature water landscape charming, sweet fruit on the tree in all four seasons, of fresh air, quiet, on the specialties of the river, the sea, the gardens ... Especially, this land is suitable for development of coconut trees, so that this country has promoted forest green coconut thousands, immense, immense. With the above characteristics, in this village also developing diversity and abundance, such as coconut fiber production, crafts and handicrafts from coconut handicraft villages other. Activity in this village but not as much as the other local, but it fits with the ingenuity of the local people. Here visitors will discover villages.
Handicraft villages technology Phuoc Long - Giong Trom
From the city of Ben Tre Ben Tre visitors 2 bridge, turn right under the provincial Highway 887 about 12km away is the village handicraft Phuoc Long Phuoc Long Commune, Giong Trom district. Launched in recent years, so that the creative application and use that fair value coconut trees bring, so the village has produced a rich series of products, such as products from handicrafts coconut, coconut straw baskets, coconut fiber production, ...

Visitors to the area will be witnessing the stages of a product as "coconut straw basket" that the workers were just learning to knit 3 days 8 and implementation stages such as the spokes, frame column, knitting, authority wrapped filming, cracked, finished bottom of the basket and finally stored in the repository countless trees. Basket weaving coconut stalks appeared over 20 years, initially served only to daily work but gradually developed into a large village with high export value.
Coconut straw basket weaving village Hung Phong - Giong Trom
Hung Phong (also called Con Oc), is separated from the mainland, in a well-alcoholic himself. Currently, to get to this village, visitors can travel by sea and by road. If the water goes from Ben Tre river visitors down the line of Ham Luong will take about 45 minutes; the road from Ben Tre city tourists crossing the bridge go straight 2 Ben Tre province along the 887, to fall 3 Phuoc Long way to the Ferry Hung Phong, about 6km turn right to go straight to the ferry Hung Phong.

Coconut straw basket weaving here, although only formed more than 16 years, but there is strong development mostly household production. Through various designs are increasingly popular market, especially at the end of the year as demand made gift basket, so the product is consumed very much. The basket stages as well as in the village of Phuoc Long.
Coconut fiber craft villages and Khanh Thanh Tan Thanh An
From the city of Ben Tre passing tourists according QL60 Ham Luong bridge to the town of Mo Cay Nam, about 3km away tourists will come to the village turn right just coir An Thanh, Mo Cay Nam. Coconut fiber craft villages in Khanh Thanh Tan, Mo Cay Bac also include about 10km.

This is the new village development and satellite later scattered across the province, especially in areas with many coconut plantation. But mostly in An Thanh commune - Mo Cay Nam and Khanh Thanh Tan - Mo Cay Bac. Natural structure of administrative boundaries lies 02 local Lotion River, is extremely favorable conditions for product transportation by water. Ben Tre residents has long been applied particularly innovative coconut has long been familiar to the people of Ben Tre. Coconuts are transformed into products very rich and diverse. But in particular, in the two villages is produced from coconut fiber products into only se ... Only coir many different types of mattress only, just sclerosis, only fiber yarn, coated with rubber mattresses, carpet weaving, mat carpet, floor mats, ... Currently these products are regularly exported to Korea, India ...
Mat-making village (Thanh Nhon - An Association - Member Thoi B)
Rach Mieu bridge under QL60, the Tan Thanh roundabout intersection turn right under the provincial road 884 visitors over 9km away, or from the city. Ben Tre 12km by road to the village mats Hiep Thuan hamlet Fill - An Hiep Commune - Chau Thanh. Or visitors can come mats Nhon Thanh village located in the coastal city of Ben Tre. Even tourists Xincheng intersection along QL60 avoid crossing the bridge in Ben Tre 2, through My Thanh An commune is going to Nhon Thanh commune. In Mo Cay Nam district also villages with papyrus mats are very popular in social Thanh Thoi B, according QL60 tourists through the Ham Luong Bridge go over 25km in the direction as to where to go Tra Vinh.

For Ben Tre, weaving straw mats appeared quite early, take place throughout the year in many villages in the commune and usually starts from January to the end of December of the lunar calendar. However, production is usually bustling premiere at the end of the year, by this time, the people in the province and neighboring provinces usually buy new mats, with beautiful decorative patterns on the use of household houses, pagodas, temples, weaving ... for reference, women are seen as key workers, because they have the patience and soft hands, talent, so they can weave mats beautiful rugged in the fastest time. Tiling is the main material of weaving straw mats. Due to climatic conditions should be planted in the slices in the province as Nhon Thanh District, Ben Tre city; An Hiep, Chau Thanh; Thanh Thoi commune separate B, Mo Cay Nam, the material derived from papyrus. Years ago, the villagers weaving straw mats in the materials used in the province. Today, due to the need to use more reference should to buy slices from Vinh Long, Dong Thap on to produce. Projection of weaving products are consumed in many parts of the country, from rural to urban areas, in contrast to the plains from the south, from north to south. The weavers can sell direct reference to the people in the locality or sold to vendors who carry projectors in neighboring localities. In addition, the projection of the weaving village also exported abroad.

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