Thanh Tien Paper Flower Village
There exists a little village located near the nice and poetic Perfume River in Phu Mau Commune, Phu Vang District, about 10 km downstream from Hue City and opposite to the ancient town of Bao Vinh named Thanh Tien. The village is famous for its traditional craft of making paper flowers with its history lasting over 300 years.

The people in Hue pay much attention to the rite of worshipping their ancestors and for them flowers are one of the four most important and indispensable things including incense, flowers, lamps and a bunch of bananas. However, fresh flower is difficult to grow up in harsh weather with much rainfall and sunlight so the locals must use paper flowers to replace. In the past, Thanh Tien paper flowers were used for rituals or worshipping ceremonies, but nowadays it is considered as a hobby and used for daily life.
 
Every lunar October, Thanh Tien residents begin to prepare materials for making paper flowers. The busiest time of the season for them is from early lunar December till the last day of the lunar year. 

 

The process of making flowers is a year-long endeavour that includes harvesting and drying the bamboo. And then it is split, dyed and polished. Finally, people keep dried bamboo and paper in store to prevent them from termites and humidity.

Thanh Tien paper flowers are diverse in color and types, such as orchids, apricots, chrysanthemums, roses, gerberas, dahlias, but lotus flower is the most famous. Making paper lotus is a painstaking job. Lotus petals are made from poonah paper or painting paper, and lotus stems from dry rattan plants. Dyeing lotus petals is the most difficult process because it requires the petals having colors to be changed from rose to pink, then white. Pink lotuses represent supreme power, white for purity and violet for the traditional beauty of Hue, but all manifesting the beauty of the land and people of Hue, especially the talent of Thanh Tien artisans.
 
Flower paper is used for decoration and display at most important cultural events, particularly Hue Festival, a special cultural event of state-level which is held twice every two years in Hue. 

In spite of many difficulties, artisans in Thanh Tien namely Than Van Hue, Than Dinh Hoai and Nguyen Hoa still try to preserve and develop their traditional handicraft – a beautiful feature of Hue that can’t find anywhere in Vietnam.
 
If you wish to book a tour to visit Thanh Tien paper flower village, don't hesitate to contact us by info@asia-aventura.com to be best consulted.

http://www.asia-aventura.com/en/news_29.html
 Print]
Other articles
 

Read most

  • Lac Tinh Vien by Hong Khang poets founded in 1889 on land plot with an area of 2.070 m2 in ancient Duong Xuan village, Lac Tinh Vien campus pretty cool. The road leading to the home side's two hibiscus flowers, and the roses, laurel, your word,... planted symmetrically. Under the tree a small set of tables and chairs to sit and watch the scene, drinking tea.
  • Princess Ngoc Son’s house of worship is a well-known garden house in Hue Citadel. It is an independent area in ancient Gia Hoi landscape, East of Hue’s imperial city.
  • Truc Lam Bach Ma Zen Monastery and the nature here blending together creates the stunning beauty alluring numerous both domestic and international tourists. Tourists once setting foot on the Zen monastery will actually get unforgettable experiences.
  • Located halfway up the Cham mountain in the suburbs of Hue, Huyen Khong Son Thuong Pagoda is well known throughout the region for its romantic and heavenly scenery. The tranquil setting of this spiritual getaway is a magnet for those seeking a peaceful alternative to the city and is especially attractive to literature and art enthusiasts.
  • Le Ba Dang is a Vietnamese-born painter who was listed as one of the most valuable academics of the 20th century by the International Biography Centre at Cambridge University. Diem Phung Thi is a published Vietnamese sculptress who was a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts and listed in the Larousse Dictionary of Twentieth Century History.
  • There exists a little village located near the nice and poetic Perfume River in Phu Mau Commune, Phu Vang District, about 10 km downstream from Hue City and opposite to the ancient town of Bao Vinh named Thanh Tien. The village is famous for its traditional craft of making paper flowers with its history lasting over 300 years.
Về đầu trang