Picturesque countryside painting on the rush fields in Vinh Long

In the harvesting season, on the lush green fields, farmers in Vung Liem, Vinh Long collect and dry rush like real artists.

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picturesque countryside painting on the rush fields in vinh long
Photo: Tuan Nguyen

From above, the green rush fields in Vung Liem, Vinh Long is beautiful as an art

picturesque countryside painting on the rush fields in vinh long
Photo: Tuan Nguyen

Coconut trees on the green rush field creates a peaceful countryside picture

picturesque countryside painting on the rush fields in vinh long
Photo: Tuan Nguyen

Farmers in Vung Liem, Vinh Long have cultivated rush instead of rice since 20 years ago

picturesque countryside painting on the rush fields in vinh long
Photo: Tuan Nguyen

In the harvesting season, farmers cut rush from early morning then drying under the sun. It takes a lot of effort in harvesting as there are many works such as cutting, splitting, cutting root, drying under the sun and binding.

picturesque countryside painting on the rush fields in vinh long
Photo: Tuan Nguyen

After splitting, rush is dried on the field and the stalks spread like colorful fan strips from above

picturesque countryside painting on the rush fields in vinh long
Photo: Tuan Nguyen

The rush field after harvesting has a different beauty. Under the hands of farmer, the lustrous dried rush combines with green color to create into a glossy work of art

picturesque countryside painting on the rush fields in vinh long
Photo: Tuan Nguyen

Rush has been used popular for a long time and it is very friendly to environment as it can be used to make mats, handicrafts, baskets instead of plastic bags