Since the early 20th century, Nha Xa silk in the northern province of Ha Nam, has been called “the first runner-up of Vietnamese silk”, only behind Van Phuc silk.
Like Van Phuc silk village in Ha Dong district, Hanoi, visitors will hear the sound of power-looms when they enter the village.
power-looms when they enter the village.
Mrs. Y’s family has pursued this traditional trade for four generation. Her children precede the trade, with broader production scale.
precede the trade, with broader production scale.
Nha Xa silk village has 230 families, totaling nearly 800 people. Around 350 villagers are major laborers, who run nearly 200 power-looms. Many households both produce and trade silk.
are major laborers, who run nearly 200 power-looms. Many households both produce and trade silk.
Nha Xa silk.
Nha Xa silk is still manually dyed. Temperature and time are the secret for the nice and fast colors of silk.
secret for the nice and fast colors of silk.
Creating patterns on silk during the dying period is also a secret.
Nhien, a senior craftsman, is dying and comparing his product with client’s sample.
Drying silk needs healthy workers.
Nhien skillfully rolls dried silk.
A colorful field.
Nha Xa silk is supplied to Hanoi, HCM City and some Asian markets. VNE
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