In Yings backyard there are vines that grow around the trees. These sponges grow and you can pick them off, peel the thin dry shell off and inside is those sponges that we buy at the store. Tons of seeds are inside so I brought some back to plant.
There are many factories in Thailand that make pottery, a lot of them in Chiang Mai. We saw Dansk, Ikea, and Crate and Barrel labels on pottery. We saw people with the pottery wheels making the pottery and other people painting them.