If having chance passing to Ninh
Giang (Ninh Hoa town, Khanh Hoa province), located on Dinh poetic river,
tourists visit Phong Phu 1 art stone carving village to admire masterpieces made
by craftsmen here.
To get a high quality product,
the workers must be meticulous in each crafted stage.
People in the village said that
the art stone carving in Ninh Giang appeared more than 50 years ago, starting
in 1956. The people who brought the art stone carving to here was Mr. Nguyen
Van Si (born 1912) in Quang Nam-Da Nang, gradually, he passed this job to his
children and maintained until today. Experiencing ups and downs of history,
with the period of traditional household products of the villages do not meet
the strict requirements of the market and modern life, workers fall into
difficulties. However, to
meet the needs of the market, diversify product and maintain the job, workers
in the village study fine art sculpture and turned to fine art stone carving. Today,
the village has caught the trend of development, well meet market demands. In 2013,
local established group of fine art stone carving at Residential Group Phong
Phu 1, Ninh Giang Ward, Ninh Hoa town.
Coming to Phong Phu fine art stone
carving village, wherever we go, we easily heard cutters, grinders touch rough
stones to cause sharp sounds mix unhurried rattle coming from the touch of
artisans. All create full rhythm tracks in peaceful village, as well as unmistakably
features of the village.
From the skilled hands and
creative minds of craftsmen make products bearing the national cultural identity
with skillful lines and design. Currently, the fine art craft products of the
village are quite diverse as Lithophone fungi seat, stone lamps, stone couch,
stone bathtub, stone statues, vase, toad suck money and furniture such as flour
miller, mortars grinded salt... rock raw material in Sam mountain at the local have
hard structure, so products have round shapes, sustainable, unbroken, to be
loved by customers. And raw material used to make art fine craft products with high
quality people have purchased from other locations inside and outside the
The products of the village
are quite diverse, skillful lines and design.
In the village there are more and
more skilled workers, products made are nice and diverse, and to be recognized as
typical rural industrial products by levels. Therefore, the products are stable
consumed, income of households are high (6 million Dong/person/month), other
time skilled workers are paid 1 million Dong/person/day. So far, the village
has 123 households which make fine art stone carving, the average annual
turnover of 800-900 million Dong/year.
Stone carving craft has been
identified as the main job of the local. So, next time Ninh Giang Ward will
allocate more space to gather materials and create conditions for capital to
develop this job and support the construction of exhibition house of to
promote, introduce products for households. Besides, the group of art stone
carving Phong Phu 1 continues organizing for workers in the village to study
practice, exchange of experience upgrade their skills to create more and more
high-quality products to meet consumer tastes.
With the reorganization of Khanh
Hoa Provincial People's Committee as a traditional craft, craft villages and
traditional villages, stone carving village Phong Phu 1 promises to strong
changes, further develop in the coming time.