Đụn rơm (Haystacks)

A symbol of bumpy crop

Haystacks are familiar images in the countryside. After straw is dried, it is collected into big piles. These haystacks provide sustenance for cattle between harvest seasons, when rice straw is rare.

To children in villages, haystacks are favorite places to play hide-and-seek. In the opinions of villagers, haystacks represent a family’s economic background. If a family has many haystacks and they are big, it means that this family is wealthy because having a lot of haystacks means owning many rice fields.

Haystacks in Hoa Xuan Cummune, Dong Hoa District, Phu Yen Province

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