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Entries in rattan collectors (2)


Rattan Collectors

We met these guys walking down the Ledo Road (see Ledo Road) in 2005 and stopped to talk them about the different rattan species that they were harvesting. We were somewhere south of Mile 21 Camp, I think (see Hukaung Vista). Lot of great hats in this picture. And the subtle cheroot held behind the back. 


Forest Collectors

Yesterday we ran some rattan inventory transects in the Son Thanh Nature Reserve in Quang Nam Province of Vietnam. About thirty minutes down the trail from Tabhing commune we passed several local collectors coming out of the forest. [NOTE: I tried to pick up a bundle of rattan like the man was carrying - and failed. Don't even want to think about carrying that huge plank].