Wednesday , August 15 2018

Myanmar palm craft-makers are fighting for survival

Myanmar palm craft-makers are fighting for survival

Although working on the basis of the palm of centuries, tradition begins to disappear, because art is difficult to maintain and the attitude of the usual trades varies. But every year from March 12 to 21, the festival briefly encourages this complex work, it requires a lot of time.

While sellers are willing to sell the necklace made of palm leaves, palm leaves fans, toys and pennants in the native land of the festival, Shwe Yan Sar, genuine palm products manufacturing center is located in the village village Nyaung Wun in Kyaukse.

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U Zaw Tun Lin is one of the past inhabitants of the town of Nyaung Wun, to get necklaces of palm leaves. Earlier, almost all villagers made palm collar, but now there are only around 10 people, “- he said.” This craft business, which we inherited from our ancestors many generations ago. But because it is difficult to open a shop, they hardly produce or sell the longest necklace.

The village of Nyaung Wun – the one place where the products are necklaces made of palm leaves, – said a craftsman made of palm leaves. We sell all our products are made from palm leaves. And there are about six steps to make them; It’s very difficult, but we still have artisans who stayed in the village. This year, the palm of the buds was hard to find, and their prices have risen. An outbreak is anywhere from 250 to 300. We also have to buy dyes to color the buds.

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