Cam Ne Mat Village

17/06/2016 21:39

Cam Ne Mat Village, which is 14 km to the south-west of Da Nang, belongs to Hoa Tien Commune, Hoa Vang District. Cam Ne mats were used in the royal palaces of the Nguyen Dynasty, and the artists from Cam Ne Village were honoured and rewarded by the kings.

 

According to the elders of this village, mat craft originated from Hoang Hoa, Thanh Hoa Province.  It was taught to people in the southern region during the 15th century when King Le Thanh Tong won Chiem Thanh, and merged Do Ban into Quang Nam-Da Nang.  From that moment on, despite suffering from the separation of the war and competition from imported nylon mats, Cam Ne Village remains and flourishes.

Using raw materials like sedge, and the delicate knitting frame, the artists of Cam Ne make floral sedge mats in all sizes, with beautiful designs to meet the demands of the markets in the north and the south. 

A Cam Ne mat is much thicker, better, and softer than ones made in other places.  In the hot summer, lying on a Cam Ne mat makes you feel cool, and in the winter you will feel warm with the pure fragrance of sedge.