The craft of weaving water hyacinth in Bac Lieu

Friday, 2019-11-29 16:50:06
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Utilising natural materials, the locals make eco-friendly handicraft items
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NDO – Weaving water hyacinth, an aquatic plant available in Vietnam's countryside, has brought an extra source of income for thousands of people in Ninh Quoi commune, Hong Dan district, Bac Lieu province.

Nhan Dan Online would like to introduce readers to photos featuring the craft. Taken by Do Hieu Liem from Bac Lieu province, the photos were selected from entries submitted to the "Vietnam’s Beauty" contest, which is hosted by Nhan Dan Television.

Harvesting water hyacinth

After being harvested, the leaves are trimmed to select the long stem variety of water hyacinth

The stem is then dried

Dried stems are now ready for making handicraft items

Weaving water-hyacinth baskets

Completed products are cleaned and dried before reaching out to customers

Photo credit: Do Hieu Liem