UNEMPLOYED BAMBOO CRAFTSMAN

Jingqing Tian has been crafting with bamboo to make a living for more than 40 years, but in recent years, he became unemployed because people prefer plastic goods to bamboo crafting.

“A large size bamboo “Coolie” hat used to be a necessity for every family because everybody needs a bamboo coolie hat to work during rainy weather; but not anymore." Tian says, "bamboo crafts are at risk of fading away in the next few years.

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