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  water hyacinth furniture

 

Thailand

Whereas in the past water hyacinths (fig.) used to be a menace for fish and other aquatic life, as well as a hindrance for shipping...

 

... nowadays this ubiquitous aquatic plant is used in an ingenious weave technique to create exotic furniture.

 

  water hyacinth furniture

 

  water hyacinth furniture

 

From the dried stems dining room chairs and tables, as well as sofas are produced, with frames usually made from mahogany or teak.