Update: 16:24 | 10/01/2018
Conical hats produced in the central Thua Thien-Hue Province, which includes the historic Hue City, are similar to those made in other regions in the country. But innovations by local artisans have added charm and made Hue hats famous.
Beautiful patterns: A trúc chỉ conical hat, an artistic variation of the hat. VNS Photo Le Huy Hoang Hai.
Traditional skills: Hue artisans making conical hats. VNS Photo Nguyen Van Sum.
National dress: Conical hats are a great addition to any outfit. VNS Photo Nguyen Van Sum.
Modern twist: Lotus leaf conical hats, an innovation by Hue locals. VNS Photo Tran Ba Dai Duong.
Nearly complete: A girl puts the finishing touches to a conical hat. VNS Photo Nguyen Van Sum.
Forging ahead: A woman tears palm leaves before they are processed for hat making. VNS Photo Phuoc Buu.
Picture of peace: An image of Buddha on a conical hat, a type of