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Designed by artisan Nguyen Van Tinh, these products are handwoven by apprentices and employees in his workshop. A traditional practice waning with the development of Vietnam's economy, Nguyen hopes to preserve this technique that was passed to him by his father their ancestors.

Stalks of bamboo and rattan are harvested, cured, and cut into strips. The thin strips of bamboo are expertly woven through the rattan stalks using intricate weaving methods. The artists' skill allows the creation of unique shapes and designs. Finally, the products are dipped in rubber tree sap, a natural, non-toxic preservative, before being dried and finished.

Space Pirate Trading Company is proud to feature this collection of traditional, handcrafted products that meet our fair trade principles and high standards of quality.

Click here to read the blog post about our trip to the bamboo village.

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