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Xiệp is a Vietnamese traditional fishing gear made by combined two long bamboo trees into a V-shaped frame, then attach with a large net. When the fisherman pushes Xiệp, fishery products such as shrimp and fish will fall into the net without getting out. From a far distance, fisherman with Xiệp looks like a sail in the wind. This is considered as poverty reduction for fisherman without a boat, and is a long-standing tradition of fishermen in the Mekong River Delta, Vietnam’s southernmost region. 

National Geographic Your Shot – Oct 18, 2018

This striking fine-art print for sale captures the essence of Vietnamese traditional fishing through a lens that transcends the mundane. The focal point of the photograph is the Xiệp, a unique fishing gear crafted from the marriage of two bamboo trees into a distinctive V-shaped frame, adorned with a sprawling net. As the fisherman skillfully propels the Xiệp, a ballet of sorts unfolds—a dance between man and nature.

The image, frozen in time, transforms the utilitarian act of fishing into a visual symphony. The intricate details of the Xiệp are meticulously laid bare, showcasing the craftsmanship and resourcefulness of the fishermen in the Mekong River Delta. It’s not just a photograph; it’s a testament to a way of life, a tradition etched into the fabric of the southernmost region of Vietnam.

The composition masterfully captures the silhouette of the fisherman against the backdrop of the river, creating a scene reminiscent of a sail billowing in the wind. The play of light and shadow accentuates the contours of the Xiệp, turning a simple tool into a work of art. Each push of the Xiệp is a step towards sustenance, a ritual that has endured through generations, embodying resilience and adaptability.

This print, sourced from the National Geographic Your Shot collection dated October 18, 2018, is not just a visual feast—it’s a narrative woven with cultural significance and human connection. It invites the viewer to contemplate the harmony between tradition and necessity, making it a captivating addition to any art enthusiast’s collection.

CERTIFIED DELIVERY

All items will be dispatched utilizing reputable international shipping carriers, incorporating tracking whenever feasible. In the unlikely event that an item is lost or sustains damage during the delivery process, we will promptly furnish a complimentary replacement copy.

DAMAGE REPLACEMENT GUARANTEE

Our comprehensive lifetime damage replacement guarantee ensures that in the event of any damage to your photograph, you may reach out to us, and we will promptly furnish a complimentary replacement. Please note that the customer bears responsibility for any associated shipping fees.

CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY

Every fine art photograph is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity, duly signed by Tran Tuan Viet.