(VietKings.Values) The Journey To Promote Vietnam Records (P.162) Phu Gia conical hat village (Binh Dinh)


(VietKings.org – IndochinaKings.org) The Kon River has been witnessing many ups and downs in the history of Binh Dinh over generations. Many traditional craft villages with nationwide famous specialties and ancient civilization bearing products were set up along the river, including Bau Da wine, Huyen market fermented pork roll Nhan Thap fine-arts wood carving, Song Thang rice vermicelli, Go Sanh Nhon Hoa pottery, and Go Gang conical hat.

Phu Gia village in Cat Tuong commune, Phu Cat district is 35km northeast of Quy Nhon city. The village has 400 households who sew conical hats. Only 20 households sew typical Go Gang conical hats which used to be put on head for horse-rides in past times.

In the old days, only mandarins and landlords had reserved right to wear Go Gang conical hats while the common people were allowed to wear other ordinary kinds of conical leaf hats. For that reason, Go Gang conical hats require meticulous processing with silver peaked cap and sophisticated decoration of dragon and phoenix.

Phu Gia village is also famous for its Tuong (classical drama) and other jobs of girdle cake and incense making. Hence, the village is chosen by Vietnam Ethnic Culture and Tourism Village Management Board as one of representatives in the Culture – Tourism Village of Vietnam ethnic groups built in Dong Mo, Son Tay, Ha Noi with other 13 localities nationwide.

According to VietKings (Kyluc.vn)

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