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Grey-sedge handicrafts gain customers’ favour

Grey-sedge had grown wild for a long time in the border commune of Phu My in Kien Giang province until Khmer ethnic people turned them into eye-catching handicrafts.

Grey-sedge is collected for making handicrafts (Photo: VNA)

Grey-sedge is collected for making handicrafts 

 
After being collected, grey-sedge leaves are dried beneath the sun (Photo: VNA)

After being collected, grey-sedge leaves are dried beneath the sun 

 
Dry grey-sedge leaves are put into a press, then classified upon their length (Photo: VNA)

Dry grey-sedge leaves are put into a press, then classified upon their length

 
(Photo: VNA)

 

 
Grey-sedge weaving is mostly practiced by Khmer women in Phu My commune, Giang Thanh district, Kien Giang province (Photo: VNA)

Grey-sedge weaving is mostly practiced by Khmer women in Phu My commune, Giang Thanh district, Kien Giang province 

 
Dry grey-sedge leaves are woven into large mats and dried outdoor again (Photo: VNA)

Dry grey-sedge leaves are woven into large mats and dried outdoor again 

 
Grey-sedge mats are cut and sewn into bags and hats (Photo: VNA)

Grey-sedge mats are cut and sewn into bags and hats 

 
(Photo: VNA)

 

 
Khmer women make grey-sedge handicrafts together in Phu My commune (Photo: VNA)

Khmer women make grey-sedge handicrafts together in Phu My commune

 
A finished grey-sedge product (Photo: VNA)

A finished grey-sedge product 

 
Grey-sedge products have been popular recently as they are environmentally friendly (Photo: VNA)

Grey-sedge products have been popular recently as they are environmentally friendly 

 
Not only serving domestic demands, grey-sedge products have shown up in many foreign countries, such as Japan, China and European countries (Photo: VNA)

Not only serving domestic demands, grey-sedge products have shown up in many foreign countries, such as Japan, China and European countries 

 
Grey-sedge mat weaving has brought stable income for hundreds of local people, mostly Khmer ethnic women (Photo: VNA)

Grey-sedge mat weaving has brought stable income for hundreds of local people, mostly Khmer ethnic women

 
(Photo: VNA)

 

 
(Photo: VNA)

 

 

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