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08/12/2020 - 16:18

Keeping the net knitting craft 

Most of all women in the coastal area were familiar with knitting net when their husbands and sons attaching their lives with boats on the sea to make their living. That was the story of decades ago.

Now, the fishing business is still there, but net knitting craft is just preserved by the elderly, most are women. Partly because this craft has been narrowed in some localities, while the other reason is that the fishermen have invested in many high-powered boats, with more modern fishing methods.

Nevertheless, in the idle and billowy season without going out to the sea, the women in the coastal area still doing net knitting as a way to keep the craft, to both increase income and reduce the expense for buying nets for the next fishing season.

During the days going along the coastal communes in Quang Dien and Phong Dien districts, the photographer Anh Thao has recorded the photos of women and men patiently and skillfully knitting the nets in their leisure time.

Most of all older women in the coastal region are proficient in doing net knitting

Most of all older women in the coastal region are proficient in doing net knitting

The job of the days not going out to sea

The job of the days not going out to sea

The job of the days not going out to sea

The job of the days not going out to sea

Tossing the net

Tossing the net

Making a living

Making a living

By Thua Thien Hue Weekly

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