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VIETNAM 2013 #23

By JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
A short walking distance from the small river in my previous up-load (Vietnam 2013 #22), there is a small workshop where this friendly woman is making roofing material made of leaves of coconut palm trees.

She makes 100 of those “roofing sheets” a day, every day. It seems a tedious job but as usual in Vietnam, people get on with their job without showing any sign of boredom. She was perfectly happy to answer my questions and be photographed.

V1,2 and 3: inside the workshop
V4 outside the workshop
V5 the finished “roofing sheets” waiting to be taken away

Tags: Vietnam Mekong delta Landscape and travel HIGHWAY 60 CAN LONG DISTRICT TRA VINH PROVINCE COCONUT PALM LEAVES ROOF MAKER

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Comments


jdinne 16 16 England
16 Jun 2013 10:51AM
Excellent reportage. Amazing people always seem happy.

John

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ColleenA Plus
7 411 6 Australia
16 Jun 2013 12:31PM
Great set, she seems to be a great workhorse, that's a lot of roof sheets a day. Well captured and documented
rontear Plus
16 8 8 England
16 Jun 2013 12:39PM
Intriqued by the nail varnish Jean. Good series as usual.
Ron.
Maiwand 12 3 73 England
16 Jun 2013 12:44PM
I have to admire these so clever people .GrinGrin
Ron
Daisymaye 10 23 16 Canada
16 Jun 2013 1:05PM
Her toes look so funny the way she is sitting. Great shots and very interesting to see the roofing completed........Sandy
tomcat 13 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2013 1:27PM
I notice in V3, there are some western style doorsSmile

Adrian
EMJAYCEE Plus
10 10 10 England
16 Jun 2013 1:50PM
At least something of use is created in the end so satisfaction is obtained. Beats being on the check-out in the supermarket. Excellent reportage Jean-Noel.
Joan,
16 Jun 2013 2:07PM
Very good set, and I like the write up too.

John Smile
cats_123 Plus
15 4.9k 28 Northern Ireland
16 Jun 2013 3:22PM
Fabulous set Smile Smile
jaktis 15 84 Sweden
16 Jun 2013 6:29PM
Interesting jpournalistic set

Peter
taggart Plus
14 47 13 United States
16 Jun 2013 8:24PM
A superb story shown here-- and what alovely lady!

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