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Round boat abroad

21/05/2014

 More than 30 years in the profession , Mr. Phan Liem ( 68, Tho Quang ward , Son Tra Da Nang ) has not said how much knitting basket boats for fishermen Da Nang and neighboring provinces . In recent years , his round boat also went abroad to Japan , Australia , the Philippines , Spain ...

His family 's meager household remaining attached to the boat basket weaving craft in Da Nang .

Profession " hereditary "

In makeshift roadside hut front , wrinkled face for five months , callused hands after many years with the profession , Mr. Liem painstakingly difficult sharpeners the first bar to start knitting a new round boat .

He said , his home life will make three round boat weaving , from his birth to his father and his children . His father is a prominent Aboriginal basket boats at Da Nang at the time, was the product of his favorite fisherman . He himself does not follow from small business announced until the old man , he was apprenticed to succeed his father . Like many other coastal guy , he was 14 years old according to your sailing . More than 20 years of sailing the high seas and then he decided to leave the sea to shore up the work . He said , compared with seafaring , boat weaving more stable , less hard than , every day I think . Now his two sons that he Phan Minh ( 40 years old) and his reflection ( 37 ) also succeeded with his father and working together .

Mr. Liem Cathedral of prey
Mr. Liem Cathedral of prey
Liem said , is a boat for knitting basket , a worker must work hard 5 days ( small boats ) and 7 days ( big boat ) .

He said , this profession acquainted and see what process is easy but the spokes are important sharpeners . Nan sharpeners have to knit it all , when new ones are hard but the boat would not equally soft . Bamboo is his take orders in Hoa Phong , Hoa Nhon ( Hoa Vang District , Da Nang City ) then truck hire about . Must choose a reliable old bamboo new boat . Just 5-7 then woven bamboo is a boat .

Tre scraped clean and chop into small nan shares a half , gutting sharpeners only took 5 days for kidneys exposed to dry and then start knitting . Done stage is the stage knit waistband and fraud charges , scan cow dung .

Seeing our surprised to hear him talking about scanning cow dung , he laughed and said : " This is the experienced folk . Scanned into cow dung will creep into the gap , when the water expands and forms a protective coating for waterproofing baskets perfect " .

His round boat Liem not just stick with that fishermen in both countries abroad.
His round boat Liem not just stick with that fishermen in both countries abroad.
Scan is complete, two days drying oil and started scanning . He said , in recent years appeared on the market a composite oils are also used to scan his lifetime of each boat to boat basket also increased.

He said this job is not hard , just meticulous , tenacious and tough . Ever the meticulous , hard work profession , he said : " Mechanics , tailors , masons , carpenters are used to measure the size and support machinery . Rabbit knitting basket boats must be done single handedly . Measuring , drawing only with the naked eye . After years of hard skills a new round boat Aboriginal avoid bleeding times because bamboo stabbed . For now , the apprentices were stabbed as bamboo rice meal , scars heal others overlap . Sitting long back pain , aches " .

" So many young people to vocational school for a few days then give out as hard unbearable . Do not know when they are no longer generations also , there are those who follow this profession , "he sighed .

Round boat abroad

Mr. Liem not remember how many boats were weaving baskets from his hand to cater to fishermen Da Nang and neighboring provinces . Word spread so far fisherman Quang Nam , Quang Ngai , Binh Dinh , Nha Trang Da Nang port ... also find shopping opportunities his works . Not only to inshore fishing , basket boat fishermen also give up big boat offshore fishing .

On average , each month approximately 15 knit family boat , large diameter 2.2 m $ 2.5 million, small diameter 1.8 m has $ 2 million. Work out , work every day , a worker earned 200 thousand dollars . " That is where I got work to do ," he explained.

Mr. Liem party boats are preparing to travel abroad
Mr. Liem party boats are preparing to travel abroad
The sun has just peaked early , his father started Integrity busy finishing some boats just finished knitting . He said , need to do more than timely delivery to a Japanese customer , they ordered ten .

He said , in 2000, in a time a group of foreign tourists to visit , should they find themselves weaving boat to watch the show . They say " cement silos steering " something together and then have his interpreter told him that the boat needs to buy 10 . He told them in the West, how do you know sailing , he told them to buy the translator to travel and not go to the beach .

Since that time , many tourists visit his orders . A number of foreign visitors to Ho Chi Minh City travel to places he knew well ordered. There he led Integrity boats for sale to customers in countries such as Japan , Australia , the Philippines , Spain ...

" This job is like many other professions , just work their daily lives without it. But I'm also glad that their products are abroad , " Liem said.

Source: Khanh Hong - http://dantri.com.vn/

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