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Developing Tien Tien bamboo and rattan products in tourism activities

( Update: 27/05/2019 )

Tang Tien bamboo and rattan trade village in Tang Tien commune, Viet Yen district, Bac Giang province is a famous traditional handicraft village for a long time. At present, the bamboo and rattan industry of Tang Tien has become a popular village brand throughout the domestic and foreign markets.
According to village researchers, there has been more than 300 years of history of occupation. In the past, all 5 villages in the commune were attached to traditional weaving but it was still considered a secondary occupation in addition to agricultural production. Because of being a purely agricultural commune, Tang Tien people take agricultural cultivation as their main occupation. Every house is woven, but each household has only a few baskets, a litter or a nan fan ... to sell every district market. But since the bamboo and rattan co-operative was born, people in the commune have gradually shifted to knitting as the main job. At present, there are thousands of workers involved in traditional weaving of bamboo and rattan products and bamboo and rattan weaving has become a key economic sector in the local economic structure. Income from bamboo and rattan accounts for about 80% of the total income of the people. The current,
Since knitting is a commodity production, the products of craft villages have become rich in variety and variety of designs. From the traditional products of the homeland, familiar simple rustic such as: types of baskets, all kinds of, gradually, sifted or unburdened, pans, slaps, hot water, paddy, nan boats, etc. . To trays, trays, chopsticks, plates, flower vases, flower baskets, tables, chairs, beds, cushions, pillows, bamboo mats, blinds, fans ... Currently, to meet the market's tastes, it is Bamboo and rattan handicraft products not only produce goods for domestic use but also produce more handicraft items to supply for domestic and foreign markets. Especially, fancy products are popular in Japan and Taiwan markets. In addition, the production of other products is according to the order needs of the craftsman customers will meet.

Bamboo toothpick products after being stained
Besides the economic and social value of bamboo and rattan, the trade village is gradually becoming a potential tourism destination and developing tours, tourism villages and tourism routes. community. It is the uniqueness from raw materials to manual production processes to create unique products of craft villages that are very attractive, attracting curious interest of tourists, especially foreign visitors. . It can be affirmed that this is one of the great potentials that can be put into exploitation to stimulate tourism here.
Toothpick is woven on the Frame
The main source of materials for making traditional handicraft products of Tang Tien commune is used trees, bamboo and rattan. These are traditional ingredients of Tang Tien bamboo and rattan trade village. It can be seen that these materials are very easy to find and very familiar to Vietnamese people. In all the old villages there were bamboo and chalk trees, even bamboo has become a metaphor to go into people's minds whenever they mention Vietnamese villages. Among them, chalk tree becomes the most important source of raw materials today. This type of tree is very straight, long, smooth, supple and smooth, can be used to bend into very good and small products without fear of breaking, breaking nan like bamboo. The requirement when choosing to use chalk is a straight, long tree. Used when splitting right, it is thin, smooth, long, long, which the locals still call small shrimps and meat. The preeminent feature of rattan and bamboo weaving is the low consumption of raw materials and the release of very little waste. Therefore, the supply of raw materials for craft villages is now plentiful and stable.
Products of household appliances
In addition to the traditional, rustic heterogeneity of raw materials for production, the manual production process of craft villages is also an attraction for visitors. In order to create most bamboo and rattan products, there are many stages: Selecting raw materials; Bamboo phase, split nan; Hun; Knitting and weaving products; Handling designs and products. However, depending on each type of product has its own characteristics, the above stages will have different small processes.
Image of craft factory producing handicraft products
Visitors to the craft village can be found by the department to see artisans with their elite hands perform skillfully mastering the operations to create products. In particular, visitors can directly experience participating in some stages of product production and can contribute to creating an item that makes a meaningful memory when visiting the village. . This is a very attractive feature and attracts the interest of many tourists when coming here. In addition to visiting the production process, visitors also admire and learn about many quintessential products of craft villages that are manipulated by artisans. It is really the product not only has high aesthetic art but also has many other great social and cultural values ​​that are hidden in the traditional but unique products. Bamboo and rattan products here will also be meaningful souvenirs that tourists choose to buy for their relatives and friends when they have the opportunity to visit Tang Tien bamboo and rattan trade village. The great potential for tourism development here comes from the intrinsic nature of the production in the village, here visitors not only travel to visit the trade village but also combine spiritual tourism, visit and find understand the victory of Su Da pagoda about 10km away, Tho Ha ancient village ... or nearby Quang Quang pagoda.
Decorative curtain products
Thus, it can be affirmed that maintaining and developing traditional craft villages in Tang Tien is a meaningful job in the economic and cultural life in general and the tourism industry in particular. In order to attach the development of craft villages to motivate tourism demand further in the coming time, it is necessary to focus on further developing investment capital as well as human resources to meet the production needs of trade villages through the program. training and vocational training for rural workers; It is necessary to diversify special products of products, focus on producing goods with tastes suitable to market demands, aiming at the target market in order to increase competitiveness for profit; Forming the construction of tours to serve tourists visiting professional villages;