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Hanging light frame made out of flax fibers

This hanging light is a combination between flax fibers and a spinner taken from a spinning wheel.

Photo: Hieu Tran

The spinner has 6 spans, it can be easily found at the traditional silk village Nha Xa, Ha Nam. This is a component in the silk spinning wheel, which made of bamboo, cement and a wooden axis. The spans take shape of a wheel used to spin threads, and in this case, a light frame.

Photo: Hieu Tran
Photo: Hieu Tran
The spinner is a component in the silk spinning wheel, which made of bamboo, cement and a wooden axis. Photo: Internet.

Flax fibers are taken from the plant with the same name, usually Mong women in Ha Giang weave each small fiber together so that they appear seamlessly. After flax fibers are attached to the framed to be spun into coils, then flax makers boil these coils in ashen water for the threads to turn white and ready for use.

Photo: Internet

Flax weaving is a traditional craft passed down through many generations of H’Mong (Mong) ethnic people, any Mong woman coming to adulthood must know how to spin threads for their daily life. The threads are considered the measure of their talent, quality besides their farming skills.

The light is inspired by the imaged of a spinning wheel covered with threads.

Photo: Hieu Tran

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