Photo by @stevemccurryofficial // A large banana leaf serves as an umbrella for a boy herding a water buffalo near Kathmandu, Nepal, during the monsoon. Banana leaves can grow up to ten feet long and as wide as two feet and are waterproof. They are used for cooking, food serving, decoration, and ceremonial occasions. The dried thatch is used as building material in some tropical regions.
Photograph by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto: Rice Paddy Fashion Dai Minority #Xishuangbanna #Yunnan #China. The #Dai people are related to the Thai and Lao ethnic groups living south of here. They are typically farmers growing tropical crops in addition to the staple crop of #rice along the banks of the #Mekong River. by natgeo