Incense-making Quang Phu Cau village

Quang Phu Cau village in Ung Hoa district, 35 kilometres from downtown of Hanoi, is famous for its century-old craft of making incense. 

Everywhere in Cau Bau, Phu Luong Thuong, and Dao Tu hamlets in the village, the streets have blazed pink and red of incense sticks.

Incense-making Quang Phu Cau village

Incense-making units in Quang Phu Cau resume their operation after nearly two months of business disruption due to social distancing. (Photo: VNA)

Incense-making Quang Phu Cau village

According to local elders, the craft of making incense began in Quang Phu Cau around 100 years ago. It was first practiced in Phu Luong Thuong hamlet, before being expanded to the remaining hamlets in the commune, including Xa Cau, Quang Nguyem, Phu Luong Ha, Cau Bau and Dao Tu. (Photo: VNA)

Incense-making Quang Phu Cau village

Everywhere in Cau Bau, Phu Luong Thuong, and Dao Tu hamlets in the village, the streets have blazed pink and red of incense sticks. (Photo: VNA)

 
Incense-making Quang Phu Cau village

The making of incense sticks include many steps, including chopping bamboo, dipping the sticks in pink dye, letting them dry outdoor, and producing incense paste. (Photo: VNA)

Incense-making Quang Phu Cau village

The making of incense sticks include many steps, including chopping bamboo, dipping the sticks in pink dye, letting them dry outdoor, and producing incense paste. (Photo: VNA)

Incense-making Quang Phu Cau village

As incense sticks are made from bamboo, Quang Phu Cau villagers consume around 200 tonnes of bamboo a day, which are mostly transported from Bac Kan, Lang Son, Thai Nguyen and Thanh Hoa provinces. (Photo: VNA)

Incense-making Quang Phu Cau village

Beginning as a part-time job, the craft now generates incomes to nearly 3,000 households, accounting for around 70% of the total households in the village. (Photo: VNA)

Incense-making Quang Phu Cau village

After two months of hiatus due to social distancing, workers now return to their work. (Photo: VNA)

Source: VNA

 
 

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