Always a little hesitant about sticking a lens in the face of someone I do not know, but this person seemed quite happy about it.
He was unloading pots near the entrance to Bat Trang, ceramic village.
It would seem quite inappropriate to use straw for packing ceramics, but it seems quite common in Bat Trang. And I guess if it did not work, they would have found a more appropriate method. Especially given they've been doing it for many many many centuries.