Thursday, May 3, 2018

Silver carving village of Chau Khe

Up to now, this gold and silver handicraft village has existed over 500 years, originating from Xuan Xuan Tin, Le Thanh Tong

Address: Thuc Khang commune, Binh Giang district, Hai Duong Up to now, the handicraft village of Chau Khe, Thuc Khang commune, Binh Giang district, Hai Duong province has a history of over 500 years, originating from Luu Xuan Tin, Thanh Tong (1460 - 1494) had the founding of the silver casting village. It is the Ministry of Finance, but Mr. Luu XuanLang touched the silver of Chau Khe Tin very credited by the Le dynasty, entrusted the task of setting up a silver casting factory in Thang Long, because by that time silver was the replacement unit. the currency of all economic activities, trade and exchange of society. Given the privilege of the court, Luu Xuan Tin gave priority to his village to Thang Long to establish a silver casting workshop in the East. Gradually, from the silver casting industry, the craftsmen Chau Khe has developed into jewelry (also known as Kim Hoan). Since then, the profession of gold and silver has become not only famous in Hai Duong, but also spread to Hanoi, famous for the Hang Bac, the focus of many gold and silver workers in this area. People produce and trade silver, including silver exchange for scrap metal as raw materials. So in the early twentieth century, this street also has the French name: Rue des Changeus (street currency). Today, through Hang Bac street in Hanoi capital, there are several places: the 58-old house is Trang Duc silver compression; No. 50 (formerly Dinh Thuong) and No. 42 (Dinh Ha) - formerly known as Ty Quan (the representative of the Court) collected silver finished products. The Chau Khe people work here, so much so that they pay a tax of 300 yuan (at the end of the nineteenth century). In addition to the two houses they also buy the Temple of the Temple of Tam Lam shoe factory (Hai Tuong). These are the meeting places and worship their tutelary (called "Chau Khe hope"). Not the first to find out the technique of producing jewelry, but the people of Chau Khe have great merits in combining the cleverness of hands, the creation of wisdom, the secret of their own with. Traditional gold making techniques to produce the most complete products, the most refined. They not only give the wearer a splendid and formal look, but also contribute to the preservation of the traditional village of his father and the development of Kim Hoan in Vietnam. Especially, in the last 100 years, the village of Chau Khe has reached the peak of production techniques, quality and quantity of gold and silver products in the country.

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