Image: Binh Phu rattan village in Hanoi’s outskirts
Binh Phu commune in the Hanoi suburb of Thach That has long been well-known for its traditional rattan product making.

Binh Phu’s products not only server domestic use, but have also been exported to many countries around the world such as the US, Japan, Germany, France, and Switzerland, helping around 11,000 households in the village to increase their incomes.

From the skilled hands of local craftsmen, the colourful dyed slim rattan yarns are turned into traditional fans in the shape of pipal leaves, one of Binh Phu’s most favoured craft items by customers.

With a long tradition of weaving rattan products, it is easy for visitors to see large rattan bunches drying along the village’s streets.

Local craftspeople knitting rattan screens for export.

Rattan is chopped into small pieces before being split into yarns.

Rattan products are made manually without any mold, requiring significant skill from the craftspeople.

The weaving techniques for handcrafted products are passed down from generation to generation, contributing to preserving the village’s traditional craft.

Finished Products are thoroughly inspected before being delivered to customers.

Not just rattan fans, Phu Binh villagers also make other products from rattan such as ladles, cups, hand-baskets, chairs, tea trays, and screens.

Foreign customers come to Binh Phu for its well-known rattan products.


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