Aquatic plant creates unique handicraft items

Under the deft hands of local artisans, water hyacinth has become an eco-friendly material for producing sophisticated handicraft items for exports.

Aquatic plant creates unique handicraft items

Water hyacinth is an aquatic plant available in Vietnamese countryside

Aquatic plant creates unique handicraft items

After being harvested, the long stem variety of water hyacinth is dried before making unique handicraft items such as: mat, carpet, basket, handbag and hat

Aquatic plant creates unique handicraft items

Water hyacinth weaving has existed in the northern province of Ninh Binh since 2005 and robustly boomed in the last few years

Aquatic plant creates unique handicraft items

Weaving or basket making is a process where the person has to be very careful about the shape and pattern of the product

Aquatic plant creates unique handicraft items

Aquatic plant creates unique handicraft items

Completed products are cleaned and dried before being exported

Aquatic plant creates unique handicraft items

Water hyacinth items are favoured in many foreign markets including Japan, the US, Germany, Denmark due to their strength, attractiveness, and eco-friendliness

Aquatic plant creates unique handicraft items 

 

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