13:00 | 02/08/2020 Culture & Tourism
(VEN) - The “guot” grass (a species of fern) is used to produce exquisite products, such as baskets and other handicrafts, in Luu Thuong Village in Hanoi’s Phu Xuyen District.
The grass weaving tradition of Luu Thuong Village has a history of over 400 years and has been preserved over time.
Luu Thuong villagers always cut “guot” grass in the northern mountainous provinces of Yen Bai, Lang Son, Cao Bang and Bac Kan, where this species of fern is very popular and is of optimal quality.
They combine “guot” with other materials such as sedge, corn leaves, rattan, bamboo and water hyacinths, to create various products with thousands of different designs.
In addition to being favored in the domestic market, Luu Thuong’s products have been exported to many foreign countries including the US, China, Japan, Thailand, Chinese Taipei, India and the Middle East.
Visitors to Luu Thuong can see raw materials and “guot” grass dyed in eye-catching colors lining the sides of rural roads. Everyone here weaves “guot” grass, the young and old, men and women, and they are all experts at the craft.