Ma Chau silk village is at Nam Phuoc town, Duy Xuyen district, Quang Nam province. It is a famous traditional handicraft village associated with the famous Hoian ancient town. As the history, the silk from the village once provided many precious silks to the palace.
Nowadays, the craft villages are being restored and developed it to become an attraction for the traditional silk products while staying in Hoian or Danang. Located under the banyan tree, ancient houses, Ma Chau village brings the different traditional beauty.
Furthermore, it offers the chance to see the beauty in the labor of craftsmen, a historical mark on the land of Quang Nam.
How Ma Chau silk village is unique?
Ma Chau Silk village was found in 15th century and closely Tra Kieu. The village wove silk and supplied for aristocrats, mandarin classes in the court. Visiting the village, you can see the different stages of growing silkworms, breeding, unraveling silkworm cocoons and weaving as traditional ways.
Later in the late 19th century, this village had more jobs in cotton and weaving. People know how to apply industrial machinery and production to increase product productivity. Until now, Ma Chau village is honored to be one of 18 handicraft villages. It’s becoming a tourist destination during the annual “Heritage Road” of Quang Nam province to make Hoian more wonderful.
Ma Chau silk weaving village is also called “Tu Ma” mean four villages. They are Ma Thanh, Ma Thuong, Ma Dong, Ma Tay and To To ferry on Thu Bon river.
Infact, Hoi An used to be an important international trading port. It was also a meeting place of Vietnamese silk products with clothing culture of other countries in the world. Today, Silk Villages in Hoian continues to act as a bridge to promote silk products and bring them closer to domestic and foreign consumers. Especially, it makes Hoian make tailor is very famous to tourists once visiting Vietnam.
Having a Hoi An tour combine to visit Ma Chau silk village. You will experience the simple daily working life of the silk weavers. The Ma Chau girls gracefully and diligently weave beside the loom to create beautiful, quality silk for domestic and foreign export demands.
Because it’s famous for quality that the reason why attract businessmen from Japan, Portugal and other countries in the World.
Through periods of fluctuations and ups and downs. But Ma Chau village always tries to preserve, conserve and transfer silk weaving from generation to generation. Thanks to the love of the people and the proper attention of the authorities here, therefore Ma Chau village has overcome the crisis to grow and expand.
As the result, Ma Chau Silk Village is one of the beautiful tourist destinations in Hoi An which visitors should visit for traditional crafts. The lush garden, row of straight lines with friendly, warm welcome, a characteristic of peaceful Vietnamese village will help visitors have relaxing moments and understand more about life and people here.