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A cultural tradition

As part of out Inle lake tour, we stopped in to see the old tradition on silk weaving and lotus... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jill I
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Kaneohe, Hawaii
Silk Fabric Production on Display

Terrific opportunity to watch nearly every step of silk weaving, and lotus silk production... read more

Reviewed 30 January 2018
CNJABQ
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you tour Inle Lake there are many houses/ workshops in the weavers’ village but Ko Than Hlaing was pointed to us as the biggest and the most authentic one. We were not disappointed. First we saw the weaving process right from preparing the thread...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As part of out Inle lake tour, we stopped in to see the old tradition on silk weaving and lotus silk production. It was so fascinating and amazing to see the painstaking efforts it takes to make the beautiful silk pieces from scarves, shirts to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jill I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fascinating place to visit to see all the processes involved in making cloth from lotus plants (and silk). We saw the way the thread is extracted from the lotus flower stems and spun. The way it is dyed, and the way it is woven...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

Terrific opportunity to watch nearly every step of silk weaving, and lotus silk production. "Venice" of Myanmar, as all access is by boat and there are no sidewalks in the village (but several bridges).

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank CNJABQ
Reviewed 19 December 2017

We visited this village as part of our 3-day exploration of Inle Lake by longtail boat. A guided tour of a particular house, using both silk and lotus fibre, explained the creation of the thread from the lotus stalk. Then the spinning and finally the...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

We reached this village by long tail boat and visited the weaving and textile production places here. Interesting on how these people function so well without electricity and the machines they have developed to do their work. Very friendly and hard working people.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Areohbe
Reviewed 6 February 2017

It is worth a stop here to see how lotus weaving is done. The gift shop has some beautiful items (cotton, silk, lotus and blends). When we could not find the particular shirt we wanted, they made it for us and delivered to our hotel...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

Prior to the visit of this weaving workshop we were not aware of the use of lotus fibres to weave fabrics. We were really impressed by the technique and the beauty of the textiles.. The workers were very welcoming and showed us how they work....More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank catztravelling
Reviewed 17 July 2016

After lunch we rode around the villages and stopped at one of the weaving places. Each village around the lake has its specialty. Blacksmiths, silversmiths, weavers. We visited the Ko Than Hlaing Silk and Lotus Weaving workshop. The weavers here are known for using lotus...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Sa-i44
Reviewed 1 May 2016

This is one of the few place in the world (they claim to be the only one), where they use lotus flower to manage textil and inweave scarf, they need 4000 flowers of Lotus to manage a scarf and really long time to manage the...More

Date of experience: December 2015
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