Workers laying out jute on the water surface by Ahsanul Haque Nayem (3 images)

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Patterns are created on the calm surface of a lake as the first step in the extraction of soft jute fibres takes place, as sliced up plants are soaked in water in the Natore district, Bangladesh. The process was captured by student Ahsanul Haque Nayem from Bogra, Bangladesh.

The 22 year olds said: “The jute plants are soaked in water for about 15-20 days. The water makes the plants rot, initially turning them orange and then white. This process make it easy to separate the...
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