Taken by Do Hieu Liem from Bac Lieu province, the following photos were selected from entries submitted to the "Vietnam’s Beauty" contest, which is hosted by Nhan Dan Television.



Utilising natural materials, the locals make eco-friendly handicraft items


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


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