Thick species of rattan (Calamus manan, Calamus ornatus) are in demand for making walking canes and furniture frames. These species cling so firmly to the treetops, the vines cannot simply be pulled down. Here a young man climbs the tree supporting a thick rattan so he can cut the vine loose from the crown.
Endicott Image Collection
Rattan Palms -- Malaysia -- Kelantan. , Batek (Malaysian people) -- Harvesting., Koh River (Malay)