Vietnamese silk is like a flow, through many historical changes, containing in itself the soul of the earth, human love, and Vietnamese culture.
Vietnamese silk is a natural, unadulterated silk, imbued with the taste of the land, water, air, and soil of Vietnam on each green mulberry field, where silkworms graze early and late at night.
“One silkworm cocoon is equal to three cocoons, one cocoon is equal to nine silken cocoons”, how many silks are woven onto a silk sheet?
How much, cannot be counted, because caring for silkworms is like “caring for children”, the silkworm raising people incubating silk have put in each silkworm cocoon, each silk cocoon, so much hard work, so much patience and meticulousness. attentive attention. Mulberry leaves for silkworms must be dry, clean, not waterlogged, young leaves must be finely chopped like pipe tobacco when the silkworms are young, and must continue to continue to use banh mi leaves when the silkworms are free. Silkworms like to be clean, the ground floor must be cleaned regularly, but the breed eats a lot and also produces a lot. Silkworms have natural enemies, which are flies, so when silkworms molt, they have to cover the door. Too hot, too cold or having an unclean smell can cause silkworms to turn around and stop eating.
When silkworms come of age, they need to prepare to clean up, gently pick up silkworms from the swarm, let silkworms make cocoons. After having silkworm cocoons, it is time to the stage of silkworm incubation, put the cocoons in a pot of hot water, all hands find the original termites, weave the silk, roll the silk and then spin the silk, weave the silk, and dye it. From grandparents, parents to children in the family, each person has one hand and one leg to work together. The village is bustling with the sound of spinning silk, islanding cocoons, weaving silk…
Therefore, a piece of silk is molded in with the virtues of industriousness, tolerance, patience, meticulous attention of the Vietnamese people, imbued with Vietnamese family culture, Vietnamese village culture. And the cultivation of mulberries, raising silkworms, and weaving silk have also entered the lives of Vietnamese people through folk songs:
“We are like silkworms
Eat the same leaf, lie down together”
“Moon morning spreads two rows
With him reading a book, with her spinning a thread.”
“Who! remember this word
Silkworms raise three generations, the field plow three years
Thank God for the peace of mind
Plant good rice, raise fresh silkworms
Losing even in Heaven
Don’t see the waves and leave your hand.”
Vietnamese silk – Convergence of Vietnamese cultural quintessence