Chieu Cam Ne village belongs to Hoa Tien commune, Hoa Vang district. 14km from the center of Da Nang city to the Southwest Located in the middle of a delta created by alluvial of Cam Le river. The village has had traditional and famous mat weaving since many generations
According to many documents, the Cam Ne projection profession originated from Hoang Hoa and Thanh Hoa. It was transmitted to the South in the 15th century, when King Le Thanh Ton defeated Chiem Thanh and annexed Ban Ban citadel into Quang Nam- Da Nang.
Experiencing many ups and downs of history and being fiercely competitive, Cam Ne projection screenings still exist and develop up to now.
Chieu Cam Ne
Craft villages are often associated with local raw materials for production. But there is no place in Cam Ne where jute and squash (rush) are grown – raw materials for the mat weaving industry. Therefore, Cam Ne people have to go to other areas to collect raw materials.
Cam Ne weaves many kinds of mats, large and narrow widths, plain mats and flower mats. Plain mats are mats that leave white strands intact. Smooth weave mats with long, unimpaired, semi-fine fibers are more expensive than piecing together, weaving two short strands of interplay.
This white slippery mat uses a medium-sized dryer, when it is still green, to be weaved. After weaving, the mat is exposed to sunlight, just to let the leaves shine white.
Textures on Chieu Cam Ne
Flower shoots in Cam Ne do not need to weave white mat, then use a pattern to print flower on the background like some other areas, but must choose streaks for dyeing, colors, depending on the owner.
Red, blue, green, yellow, stained … Cooked products and dipped strands, embedded one by one and exposed. A streak can be dyed once or twice three times depending on the color and the lightness of preparation. The colored strands after drying, are exposed to flowers.
An elaboration of the mat weaving industry is to choose plants for misery and weaving. Must choose a tree that is straight, light and durable. In Cam Ne area, people often use old areca tree to make suffering and weaving.
Two people, one holds misery and one holds the shuttle. Continuous weaving for ten hours was paired with a pair of mats or two. Depending on whether it is a projection of flowers or a smooth projection, wide or narrow format.
Finished weaving mats spread throughout the yard, throughout the garden, let the mats cool and complete a part of the job. Finally: pin the ends of the jute wires so that the two ends of the strand bounce off. This job must also be skillful and have fine art eyes, otherwise the projection will be skewed.
Products – challenges
Products are sold in the village through wholesale. Prices vary according to size. Cam Ne mat has the advantage that the edge of the mat is folded more carefully, thicker, more durable, lying more smoothly than the projection of other localities.
Nowadays, Cam Ne village is facing difficulties with the competition of the market economy. To preserve, preserve and promote the traditional craft of Cam Ne mat weaving. People here help each other experience, help capital and especially the products must be reputable in terms of design, quality and efficiency to survive and develop.