Sedge season in Kim Son

Kim Son near Tam Coc Ninh Binh - a land famous for Phat Diem stone church with unique architecture, is also home to a sedge craft

Kim Son near Tam Coc Ninh Binh – a land famous for Phat Diem stone church with unique architecture, is also home to a sedge craft village that has been attached to this land since the time of reclaiming and encroaching on the sea. The simple and rustic beauty of the sedge season in Dat Kim Son is one of the attractions of this land. In 1829, businessman Nguyen Cong Tru, under the orders of King Minh Mang, organized the reclamation of the coastal wasteland and named it Kim Son, “Golden Mountain” district. He is the one who turned the potential of a fertile and vast coastal area into a real “golden mountain”, with trees, rice, sedge and marine economy. Since then, the Kim Son people, along with many successive generations, have opened up land seven times, encroached on the sea and have created immense alluvial grounds to grow sedge.

In the land of Kim Son near Tam Coc Ninh Binh…

In the land of Kim Son near Tam Coc Ninh Binh with waves, storms, and salt water, only sedges can always stand up to the challenges of nature. The sedge is soft and shiny, acting as a link between the sea and the shore, between hardworking and healthy people with rich and immense nature and is also a symbol of people who encroach on the sea. Seagrass is the main material of Kim Son mat weaving. The sedge has a growth cycle similar to that of rice. The sedge is harvested in May, the sedge is harvested in October (lunar calendar). The process of growing sedge is similar to that of rice: plowing, plowing, drying, draining, transplanting sedge, then weeding, mulching, and fertilizing.

When parrot flowers bloom white on the coastal mudflats is also the time when farmers start cutting sedges in the field. Freshly harvested sedge is chopped, dried and brought to the market to sell, and then woven into flower mats and various products from sedge such as hats, bags, lanes, decorations, souvenirs… Currently Souvenir products made from sedge of Kim Son are sold in tourist areas in the province, in addition, they are also exported to more than 20 countries around the world and are very popular in foreign markets because the products are made from sedge. Made of natural materials, environmentally friendly, durable, diverse in designs and colors with low prices.

When the economy entered…

When the economy entered the integration period, traditional craft villages such as weaving and knitting were also more or less lost. But fortunately, in Kim Son near Tam Coc Ninh Binh, there is still a traditional craft village that has existed for nearly 2 centuries. Believing that with the bravery and love for sedge making for generations, the people here still have a strong belief that this traditional profession will continue to grow stronger and stronger. Kim Son sedge has contributed to preserving and bringing traditional values ​​of the homeland of Vietnam.

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