More things made with bamboo
Bamboo in Xi'an
While walking around the streets of Xi'an I came across a little narrow street that sold all number of household items from plastic bowls, buckets, etc and right next door were the most amazing bamboo merchants I have seen in China.
Some shops had bamboo poles of all sorts of thicknesses, ready for someone to create something, and there were bamboo mats and pillows (popular to use during summer) and there were piles of bamboo baskets that are used to dry food (rice, vegetables etc), and rice steamers.
I love the little cots for babies, trays, chairs - the list goes on and on. It just shows you how useful bamboo is.