Kim Son sedge weaving village is located near the sights of Phat Diem stone church, in Kim Son district. The papyrus tree existed in Kim Son for nearly two centuries. Over a hundred years, the Kim Son people created immense alluvial grounds to grow sedge and use it as raw materials to produce sedge products.
Seagrass is the main material of the weaving profession. Papyrus have a growth cycle like rice. Seagrass is harvested in May, sedge is harvested on the occasion of October. The process of planting papyrus is similar to that of rice: plowing, tilling, drying, draining, weeding, and fertilizing. The quality of sedge plants depends on the regulation of saltwater and freshwater in the appropriate ratio.
The most prominent among Kim Son sedge products is sedge mat. Weaving sedge mat is a creative, careful labor process from the selection of sedge, drying sedge, dyeing sedge so that it is bright red and durable, especially the stage of weaving the flower of the mat. The cabbage must be fast, flexible, and soft, the right eye is sharp, the cabbage hand must be precise, of each style in order not to make mistakes. In addition to sedge mats, local people also produce essential consumer products with a variety of designs such as carpets, lanes, trays, boxes, hats, bags ..
In order to have a product of fine sedge that meets export standards, Kim Son’s sedge growing and production techniques are quite special. It is an elaborate, meticulous and precise process right from the moment of planting sedge, harvesting sedge, choosing sedge, splitting sedge, drying sedge, dyeing sedge,… until the last stage is knitting, weaving sedge and finishing products. Typically, the technique of using polyascera glue to spray on the surface of sedge products, helps to stabilize the industrial design and improve the product’s resistance to mold and moisture. Thanks to that, Kim Son’s sedge handicraft 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 the tastes of customers, the sedge production enterprises have also cooperated closely with partners to design ideas and models. After that, these designs will be ordered by artisans of the craft village to try and when they meet the standards, they will guide them, hand them over to mass production households and then move to the final outsourcing enterprise. It can be said that the papyrus handicraft enterprises in Kim Son are not only sensitive to the market, but also know how to combine traditional techniques with new technologies in production, so they have met most of them. all requirements of partners, including orders that require high technical requirements or must be completed in the shortest time.
Kim Son people have the specificity of living in the cradle of the sedge trade village hundreds of years ago, so they have all the qualities of a genuine craftsman, a skillful hand, sharpness, high flexibility, professional agility and passion. These qualities help them to meet even the rigorous requirements of the profession, creating sedge farming and sedge processing in Kim Son district, Ninh Binh province, famous from far and near and very popular in domestic and foreign consumers.
Despite experiencing many ups and downs of history, Kim Son sedge trade village still increasingly shows its position, exists and develops to this day. The products here are very diverse in designs, colors and patterns, and are extremely eye-catching. So far, Kim Son sedge handicraft products have been exported to more than 20 countries and regions. Nam An Craft is proud to be a supplier of the highest quality sedge weaving products from Kim Son craft village.
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