Water hyacinth is a water grass that grows abundantly in Indonesia. It is used as a raw material for baskets, trays and side tables. Water hyacinth is an aquatic plant that grows and multiplies rapidly overgrowing whole rivers, lakes or irrigation canals in Java, Indonesia. Local villagers need to remove it. There is no other option for them than to transform it into a valuable resource for home décor.

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From harvesting until the end product, the entire process is executed by hand and/or with the support of simple traditional tools. Multiple people have to be involved, which means more jobs and income for the rural communities.

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