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Chuong Conical Hat Village Vietnam

Located 40 kilometres on the west of central Hanoi, Chuong Conical Hat Village is well-known for its special product conical hat called “Non”, which has given a discreet charm to Vietnamese women across many generations; rich and poor, big cities and rural areas. In visitors’ mind, the hat has become a unique feature of Vietnamese culture and is well-sought after.
Village MarketPile of HatsSelectionHat MakingDrying ProcessA Front YardSewingConical HatsIn The MakingChuong Conical Hat Village
Located 40 kilometres on the west of central Hanoi, Chuong Conical Hat Village is well-known for its special product conical hat called “Non”, which has given a discreet charm to Vietnamese women across many generations; rich and poor, big cities and rural areas. In visitors’ mind, the hat has become a unique feature of Vietnamese culture and is well-sought after.

A village of conical hat
Just like Van Phuc Village with their fine silks, Dong Ky Village with their fire crackers in the past and now sophisticated wood pieces, Chuong villagers have their own pride for the famous conical hat. Handed down through generations for hundreds of years, the village works quietly to preserve and uphold the that longstanding tradition of conical hat. Chuong Village’s conical hats are strong, beautiful and once can be found at every corners of the country as the favorite head wear that shelter from the sun and the rain. Nowadays, it is one of the most unique souvenirs that visitors can bring home from Vietnam.

Patient and meticulous
A proper hat requires not only a clever hand but also the craftsmen's experience. Bamboo must be split into very thin strings during the dry season and then then submerged in water to preclude tearing and breaking. Main rings of the frame must be even, smooth and shiny. The makers buy dark green palms, then clean them by sand and work them with a light touch or otherwise they will tear. After the step of treading the palms, they sun-season them. The palm will go from dark green to white. The stronger the sun the whiter the palms will become. Before using the palms, makers expose them briefly to sulfur to make them whiter and to preserve the color. Finally, before using them, they are exposed to frost to make them soft, then split and ironed. The palms and rings are then sewn together.

Chuong Village, with hundreds of years of training, have been kept uniqueness of Vietnamese culture imbued in each hat.

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