Hai Luu Stone Carving Village

Published:  09:17 Thursday - May 27, 2010 Hai Luu Village is in Lap Thach District and the stone carving trade has been established there for several hundred years.



Major products of the village are household stone products including stone rice mortar, food mortar, powder grinder as well as pillar stones for houses, communal houses and pagodas. The village artisans also carve stone turtles, pillars, statues and stele.

The tools used in stone carving at the village are simple, including wooden hammers, steel hammers, chisels, stackers and a compass. The stone materials are taken from the Dong Tram, Dong Tro and Nui Thet Mountain. As many as 85% of the villagers know how to carve a stone.

Hai Luu stone carving products were sold widely in the Red River delta in the past. The village now exports their products to the world market.

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