Located about 30 kilometres from Hà Nội, Chàng Sơn is a typical village in northern Việt Nam. Arriving at the village during the busy harvesting seasons, visitors can easily catch sight of the local farmers working industriously on the vast fields, piling up the straw while drying the golden paddy rice along the entrance roads.

However, nearly all families have someone staying home, absorbed in making one part of the traditional fans. As the rice is left to dry on the ground, fans of different shapes, sizes and colours can be seen hanging above or piled up alongside, also waiting to dry or to be packed up.

It is common to see a huge fan on the wall of nearly every household, for decoration, or on their altar to worship the traditional trade of their ancestors.

“Though it is not our main job, making traditional fans still offers us a stable income and comfortable living standards,” says Ngô Thị Hải, who has been producing traditional fans for over 30 years and is currently the manager of one of the biggest workshops in the village.

According to VietKings (Kyluc.vn)