Fri. Jun 14th, 2024

Some households in Thach Xa Commune, about 30 kilometers from the capital city of Hanoi, have earned their living by making bamboo dragonflies for more than 20 years. 

Artisans there will turn bamboo into colorful dragonflies which can balance on a spot as small as fingertips.

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A woman is testing the balance of bamboo dragonflies. She uses a small knife to adjust their wings and tails until the dragonflies can be perfectly balanced 

There are 15 steps to complete a bamboo dragonfly

A man who is the owner of a bamboo dragonfly shop is cutting small pieces of bamboo to make the body of dragonflies

The final steps such as testing the balance and decoration are often done by female artisans

Bamboo dragonflies are decorated with bright colors and patterns

A set of 10 colorful bamboo dragonflies is sold at VND50,000 to VND80,000

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