With only one rice crop per year the #Hmong people of #Sapa #Vietnam have quite a lot of time on their hands. The men often work as general laborers doing construction where locals say they're much hardier and stronger than the #Vietnamese. The women usually stay around the home making crafts to sell to tourists or making their own clothing from scratch. I'm talking weaving hemp into fabric dying it in indigo and then embellishing using batik or embroidery. Here a Hmong woman is drying…
Rice Paddy Art: Inakadate (Aomori prefecture) is the home of Japan's finest rice crop art, which is created naturally by planting different coloured #rice plants. Note the size of the three farmers. Source: http://pinktentacle.com/2010/07/photos-rice-paddy-art-2010/ #LivingArt
$3.29 - Acrylic Fridge Magnet: Vietnam. Rice Crops. Sa Pa
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The mirrorlike pools of Yuanyang County's flooded rice terraces in China's Yunnan province allow for an array of intense visual effects. Ancestors of the Hani people crafted the terraces by hand more than 1,000 years ago to irrigate the red rice crop. The terraces change with the seasons; in the winter and spring, flooded paddies create reflective pools, which give way to rippling ribbons of bold green in the summer growing season.