Van Phuc Silk Village History
Located in the North-West part of Hanoi, Van Phuc village belonged to Ha Dong district, apart of Hanoi nowadays.
In the long history of this village, weaving silk is the main job, and Van Phuc Silk Village is proud to be the origin of best silk and silk-making industry of Vietnam, which is attached to a long-lasting history of more than one thousand years.
According to the legend, about 1100 years ago, there was a Chinese woman called A La Thi Nuong has come to Giao Chi (the ancient name of Vietnam) to teach the people there about the silk weaving technical. She is considering as the ancestor of the Van Phuc village and every year, there is the ceremony to remember about her on the 1st of March.
Van Phuc Silk Village Nowadays
Van Phuc silk was first introduced internationally in the Marseille Fair (1931) and Paris (1932), regarded by the French as a delicate product of French Indochina. From 1958 to 1990, Van Phuc silk products were mostly exported to Eastern European countries and many countries in the world.
In 2009, Van Phuc village has about 1,000 weaving looms, producing many kinds of silk for domestic and foreign markets, including high-grade silk such as pink silk cinnamon and the Phoenix silk
Most of Van Phuc original silk is the natural silkworm. This is an excellent and natural material which is very light, warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
Its surface is not pretty much shiny of beautiful but it does contain the hidden charm of the Vietnam traditional fabric.
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