Shoulder pole of women – the cutural beauty of Hoi An

While thinking about the very familiar image  – Shoulder pole,Huynh Hà a photographer in Hoi An has found out one of the cultural and wonderful  beauty of this old town.

 

Women with shoulder poles have gone to market in hurry since sun hasnotyet risen.

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And at night, there are some heavy shoulder poles appearing for a moment together with sound from wooden shoes of hoarse voicesin announcing” here is green bean sweet soup”.Their images are carved in every alley.

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They stride in every street and rough roads, even though incessant rain or intense sunlight in summer as well as frozen in winter….

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In any case, there are still many smiles on their sunburnt and rinkled faces… Sometimes I wonder that why shoulder poles have stayed heavily on women’s shoulders during their life.

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And at some moment, I also say inwardly thank to life, from their poles, economical women could support their family… Thank to their simple but heavy shoulders, their children get success in their life…

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