Mat and slipper making factory plus silk factory
Jan 01, 2014
Dec 31, 2014
What I did
An evergreen island on the Mekong
April 12, Sat:
We transferred onto small boats to the evergreen island to visit rattan mat and slipper making factory to see them process the reeds, and to see the making of mats. The reed is first bathed in water to make them strong, and are made into huge bundles where they are stored until they are needed to make the mats and slippers. The reeds are fed one by one into the machine which produces the mats. Different colors are used to give them the design of the finished product.
Our next stop was the silk factory where we saw the women