Screw pine mats QNN | 21/02/2023 16:51 (QNO) - Screw pine widely grows in the mountainous areas of Quang Nam province. Its leaves are used to make mats, pillows, bags among others by Co Tu and Ta Oi ethnic minorities. Coloured yarns are prepared for weaving coloured mats.Screw pine leaves and a-uh on a coloured mat. Mats made of screw pine leaves include different types. They may be with or without colours. Besides the natural white of dried screw pine yarns, other colours of mats come from some plants in nature such as a-uh, a-pang, yam, and some other herbs.Yam used to dye the yarn red, violet, or purple. Coloured mats are mainly made for familial and communal use. They are also considered a gift, a souvenir, or a commodity for exchange. Besides, coloured mats and pillows are especially dowries that girls usually bring to their husband’s family.Co Tu women are preparing yarns for weaving mats and making bags or pillows.Coloured mats look very beautiful. They are made in different sizes.Wooden statues are dyed violet - the colour of the mat on the floor.