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.
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
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