Non La (palm-leaf conical hat) is a traditional symbol of Vietnam, which depicts the rice growing culture of the country through the images of both men and women wearing these hats working in the rice paddies or doing many other kinds of outdoor activities.
In the old days, it is common to see high school girls in white Ao Dai (traditional long dress) wearing Non La strolling the streets from home to school and vice versa. This is one of the most beautiful and romantic pictures of Non La seen in real life.
These days, Non La is still a good friend of people in every part of Vietnam that work under the sun. The hats serve them as a rain and sun protector or even a basket. To others, it can be a cultural decorative ornament.
BEST GIFTS FOR: A friend or family member who enjoys outdoor activities such as gardening
PRICES: From 30,000 VND ($1.30) – 150,000 VND ($6.50)
PORTABLE LEVEL: Hard to manage due to its conical shape
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