Ninh Binh travel to visit Kim Son sedge craft village – Iron son has been associated with the traditional craft for more than 200 years

Few people would have guessed that, in what was once a wasteland, there is still a Kim Son sedge craft village. Famous for the cultivation of sedges and the production of handicrafts from the tree, the artisans here have always persevered in pursuing the profession left by their fathers for more than 200 years. So now when it comes to Kim Son, people not only mention the attractive bowls of vermicelli, but there is still a traditional job to remember about…

Address: Kim Son district, Ninh Binh province

As a traditional sedge-making village for more than 200 years, Kim Son sedge craft village is located peacefully next to Phat Diem Church , and is also one of the attractions in Ninh Binh that is loved by many people. The village is a place where there is a tradition of growing sedge and making unique handicraft products from this plant, so it attracts more and more people who want to visit once.

In the journey to discover Ninh Binh, you can choose motorbikes or taxis as the main means of transportation. If traveling by motorbike, you can be proactive in terms of travel time. Currently, in the city center area, there are many shops specializing in motorbike rental with prices ranging from 120,000 VND / day depending on the type of vehicle you choose, be it digital or scooter. You can search google maps to find the nearest route to Kim Son Sedge Craft Village.

Or if you want to see the surrounding scenery on both sides of the road, then a taxi is the perfect choice. Currently in Ninh Binh city, there are many taxi companies operating, such as Ninh Binh Taxi, Mai Linh Taxi, Minh Long Taxi, Xuan Thanh Taxi, Thuy Duong, Hoa Lu, etc. You can book a car by phone number. by the company or via the app (depending on the company) is fine. The price for one-way travel ranges from 70,000 VND only, too reasonable, right? If you travel by taxi, you will be able to save travel time.

According to the elderly people living in the open land of Kim Son, in 1829, it was Nguyen Cong Tru who organized the reclamation of this coastal wasteland under the orders of King Minh Mang. Then, he named this place Kim Son and kept this name to this day.

With his own experience, he realized the potential of this coastal land, thereby turning those advantages into a real ‘gold mine’ with trees, rice, sedges and marine economy as well. . It is also from that time that the wasteland has really changed, becoming one of the most prominent traditional craft villages in Ninh Binh. Over the past hundred years, the people of Kim Son area have together created immense alluvial flats to grow sedge – the main raw material of weaving, and also a companion to growers and workers throughout. all life is hard work.

To make a fine art sedge product also requires a lot of effort!

Seagrass is the main raw material of weaving. The plant has a growth cycle similar to that of rice. The sedge is harvested in May, the sedge is harvested in the 10th month of the lunar calendar. The process of growing sedge is similar to that of rice: plowing, plowing, drying, draining, weeding, and fertilizing. The quality of planted sedge depends on the appropriate ratio of saltwater and freshwater.

The most prominent of Kim Son’s sedge products is the sedge mat. Weaving sedge mats is a creative and careful labor process from selecting sedges, drying sedges, dyeing sedges so that they are bright red and durable, especially the mat weaving stages. The reformer must be fast, flexible, soft, the eye must be sharp, the hand must be precise, and know each stroke so as not to make mistakes. In addition to sedge mats, local people also produce essential consumer products with diverse and rich designs such as carpets, lanes, trays, boxes, hats, bags…

In order to obtain a handicraft product that meets export standards, Kim Son’s sedge cultivation and production techniques are also quite special. It is an elaborate, meticulous and precise process right from the moment of planting sedge, harvesting sedge, selecting sedge, splitting sedge, drying sedge, dyeing sedge… until the last stage is knitting, weaving and finishing the product. Products. Typically, the technique of using polyascera glue to spray on the surface of sedge products, both helps to stabilize the industrial design, and improves the product’s resistance to mold and moisture. As a result, Kim Son’s fine art sedge products always ensure quality when reaching consumers, contributing to improving competitiveness in the international market. 

In addition, in order to have beautiful designs to meet customers’ tastes, sedge manufacturing enterprises also know how to work closely with partners to come up with ideas and design designs. After that, these designs will be ordered by artisans to try out, and when they meet the standards, they will be guided, delivered to households for mass production, and then transferred to the processing enterprise for the last time. It can be said that the enterprises producing handicraft sedge in Kim Son are not only sensitive to the market, but also know how to skillfully combine traditional techniques with new technologies in production, so they have satisfied most of the customers. all requirements of partners, including orders that require high technical requirements or must be completed in the shortest time.

For a long time, people in this open land have always attached their lives to sedges – the link between the sea and the shore, between hardworking, healthy people and abundant and vast nature. Not only that, the sedge is also a symbol of people encroaching on the sea, mastering heaven and earth, mastering nature. Friends, in the journey to discover Ninh Binh , if you have the opportunity, try once to come back to Kim Son Sedge Craft Village.Bike Plus believes that you will definitely have the most memorable experiences when you come here. 

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