Saturday, January 23, 2016

Myanmar/Vietnam Vacation: Inle Lake (Khit Sunn Yin Lotus Weaving)

Floyd and I enjoyed a wonderful vacation in Myanmar and Vietnam over Christmas break! Scroll to the bottom for links to blog posts about other parts of the trip.

As a part of our boat tour of Inle Lake, we stopped at this weaving center, where they make cloth from lotus fiber, as well as silk and cotton.

In this video, our guide demonstrates how the fiber is extracted from lotus plants.

It was very interesting to see a whole room full of looms and to watch the weavers at work.

Looms are more complex devices than I would have thought.

Weaving in action. We were amazed how fast the women were!

The view across the water from the front walkway of the weaving center.

I love this ingenious homemade spinning wheel! (At the end of the video, the lady is saying "hello" in Burmese.)

Want to see more memories from our trip? Click on the links below!

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