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Buffalo Horn Vietnam


Interior of a workshop making decorative animal heads using real horns from deer and water buffalo in Thuy Ung, water buffalo horn processing village, Ha Tay province, Vietnam. With Vietnam’s growing population making less land available for farmers to work, families unable to sustain themselves are turning to the creation of various products in rural areas. These ‘craft’ villages specialise in a single product or activity, anything from palm leaf hats to incense sticks, or from noodle making to snake-catching. Some of these ‘craft’ villages date back hundreds of years, whilst others are a more recent response to enable rural farmers to earn much needed extra income.