The village is 2km away from Sapa town, an age-old one of Mông minority where many traditional crafts are well -preserved: cotton growing, weaving or making jewelries but most remarkable are well-kept customs that interest visitors at home and abroad.
Mông ethnic people make colourful brocades styling in plants, flowers
and animals. Weaving, dyeing and printing are closely related. Dyeing
skills in dingo or ash-water is popular. Dyed cloth is spread on flat
stone and covered with bee wax.
Copper and silver jewelry is famous in Cát Cát. It costs time and
patience for the job. The materials are put to be boiled until liquefy,
then it’s poured into frames to make bars in different sizes and shapes.
Then, it’s polished and carved with decorative patterns and finally,
it’s polished again, whitened. Such jewelries as laces, neck-laces,
rings… are very famous.
Well-kept customs, especially the game to pull in a wife is notable.
When a boy falls in love with a girl, he prepared a big party and
invites his friends to enjoy while planning to pull home his girl and
locks her in 3 days.
If the girl agrees to be his wife, then marriage is declared
officially. If she refuses, they together drink a bowl of rice whisky
and things remain as they were. Wedding lasts from 2 to 7 days.
Houses of Mông ethnics are built in old ways. A 3-section house is
covered with Pơmu wood. Pillars are supported by base -stones. Normally,
there are 3 doors, one in the middle and two other on either sides. The
main door is always closed except on special occasions: New-year days,
wedding, funeral…There’s no altar, a ceiling is used as stone house, a
kitchen, sleeping area and a corner for reception. The Mông minority
people grow rice and maize on terrace -field in their own traditional
ways. Cát Cát is a good destination for visitors to Sapa.