Introducing Non La aka The Vietnamese Conical Hat.
Like many other traditional costumes of Vietnam, Non la has its own origin, coming from a legend related to the history of rice growing in 🇻🇳 . The story is about a giant woman from the sky who has protected humankind from a deluge of rain. She wore a hat made of four round shaped leaves to guard against all the rain. After the Goddess was gone, Vietnamese built a temple to commemorate her as the Rain-shielding Goddess.
Non la has many uses such as a personal sun proof, a basket for women going to market or a fan of a ploughman on hot days. The image of a young lady wearing Non la is a beautiful symbol of this country. It is also an object which, as part of the national spirit, closely links Vietnamese people, so travellers enjoy buying a Non la as souvenirs and bring it to their home country.
As someone who lives a minimalist lifestyle, I didn’t buy one. But I’d like to know who got one back in their homes? Are you using it? Or is it displayed? Leave in the comments ⤵️ #RoadToGlobalCitizenship