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24/05/2019 - 15:19

Masterstroke of leaf veins conical hats 

At the age of 62, everyone will think of the joy of living with their children and grandchildren; however, because of the affinity with leaves, Mr. Vo Ngoc Hung has overcome many hardships to make beautiful leaf veins conical hats. Mr. Hung's leaf veins conical hats are mainly consumed in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and exported to foreign countries.

Hue News would like to invite readers to review the journey to make these unique and very elaborate conical hats through a photo reportage by photographer Trung Phan:

Mr. Hung spent more than a year to find out the suitable leaves. After testing many kinds of leaves, the suitable ones are the leaves of Terminalia catappa from Binh Dien Mountain, and Sri Lanka Bodhi leaves.

Mr. Hung spent more than a year to find out the suitable leaves. After testing many kinds of leaves, the suitable ones are the leaves of Terminalia catappa from Binh Dien Mountain, and Sri Lanka Bodhi leaves.

In the step of soaking the leaves in chemicals to separate the flesh from the venation, Mr. Hung had to spend another year to find out the formula. It takes one month for the leaves to decompose; and then he uses a toothbrush to slightly remove the flesh. This step requires a high degree of caution and concentration.

In the step of soaking the leaves in chemicals to separate the flesh from the venation, Mr. Hung had to spend another year to find out the formula. It takes one month for the leaves to decompose; and then he uses a toothbrush to slightly remove the flesh. This step requires a high degree of caution and concentration.

After removing the flesh and drying the skeleton leaves, the next step is to clean the skeleton leaves. It is necessary to be very careful so as not to tear the leaf veins.

After removing the flesh and drying the leaves, the next step is to clean the leaf veins. It is necessary to be very careful so as not to tear the leaf veins.

A leaf with a complete transparent venation can be made into beautiful conical hats.

A leaf with a complete transparent venation can be made into beautiful conical hats.

Putting the transparent leaf veins on a frame to make conical hats. In addition to the necessary techniques of making conical hats, he must be careful twice as the transparent leaf veins are different from the normal materials of conical hats.

Putting the transparent leaf veins on a frame to make conical hats. In addition to the necessary techniques of making conical hats, he must be careful twice as the transparent leaf veins are different from the normal materials of conical hats.

The transparent leaf veins conical hats are finished, with their strange beauty of elegance and luxury.

The transparent leaf veins conical hats are finished, with their strange beauty of elegance and luxury.

The transparent leaf veins conical hat combined with white ao dai creates the special and unique beauty of Hue.

The transparent leaf veins conical hat combined with white ao dai creates the special and unique beauty of Hue.

Mr. Hung and a customer use the transparent leaf veins conical hat. Nowadays, this product has been favored and ordered by many customers, but Mr. Hung could only produce 50 units per month. He doesn’t want to receive many orders as he wants to be very meticulous, and all steps are made by hand.

Mr. Hung and a customer use the transparent leaf veins conical hat. Nowadays, this product has been favored and ordered by many customers, but Mr. Hung could only produce 50 units per month. He doesn’t want to receive many orders as he wants to be very meticulous, and all steps are made by hand.

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