Phu Tan Village in the south central province of Phu Yen is well known for its century-old sedge mat weaving tradition.
After harvesting, people shake the sedge to keep it straight. "Harvesting sedge is quite hard and farmers often work under the scorching sun to earn an extra income," said 32-year-old Le Chi Trung, a Phu Yen native, who shot the photos.
In Phu Tan, locals tie bundles of sedge into rafts to transport home.
A man pulls bundles of sedge tied into a raft along a river. In order to have enough raw materials for production, the village needs from 25 to 30 tons of sedge material on average per month.
A delivery tricycle transports sedge to the village, passing by golden rice fields.
Sedge is harvested and sun-dried, then clustered and dyed. Colored sedge strings are sun-dried again and woven into mats. The dyeing stage is very important and requires experienced craftsmen.