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17/10/2019 - 11:22

Gùi - traditional beauty of the mountainous region 

Gùi (basket) is indispensable in the daily lives of the ethnic minorities of Co Tu, Pa Hy, Pa Co ... in the highland districts of A Luoi, Nam Dong, and etc., of Thua Thien Hue province. Depending on the purpose of use, there are different types of gùi: for children, for adults, for holding rice, ...

With their skillful hands, the ethnic minority people have transformed rattan into delicate baskets. The spines are polished until they shine. The delicate rattan weaving and knotted edges have created sturdy, unique and beautiful baskets.

Hue News would like to introduce a series of photos of photographer Nguyen Khoa Huy about the simple basket which carries typical cultural features of the highland people.

Rattan is the material that makes up strong baskets

Rattan is the material that makes up strong baskets

Splitting and shaving the rattan is the first stage of the basket making process

Splitting and shaving the rattan is the first stage of the basket making process  

Cleverly arranging rattan strips in detail

Cleverly arranging rattan strips in detail  

Skillful hands of artisans

Skillful hands of artisans

Knotting off the baskets is the last stage of creating a new basket

Knotting off the baskets is the last stage of creating a new basket 

In the cool sunshine, the gùi baskets are dried to ensure durability

In the cool sunshine, the gùi baskets are dried to ensure durability

The large and small baskets of many designs have created the distinctions of the highland people

The large and small baskets of many designs have created the distinctions of the highland people

Joy with the handmade products

Joy with the handmade products 

A craftsman of gùi making and his grandchild

A craftsman of gùi making and his grandchild  

Gùi always accompanies the people in the highlands

Gùi always accompanies the people in the highlands

A smile on the way to the upland field

A smile on the way to the upland field  

Heavy on the back

Heavy on the back

Heavy with golden grains

Heavy with golden grains

By Hue News

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