Workers in an incense field in the Huyện Ứng Hòa district of Hanoi, Vietnam
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Get set for Tết. Incense making, Vietnam
Tomorrow marks the start of the Lunar New Year, known as Tết here in Vietnam. With celebrations fast approaching, these craftspeople in the 'incense village' of Quang Phu Cau have been busy. Incense is used both in places of worship and on altars in family homes during Tết. It's a local tradition that goes back hundreds of years. The bright orange, pink, and crimson incense sticks are made from bamboo shavings hand-dipped in a spiced and dyed paste. They're then dried before bundling for sale all over the country.