Shopping Tun Handicrafts Kayay St New Bagan Myanmar (Burma) Published on: 13-11-2015
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Why Moe Moe Family Lacquerware is special ?
The Moe Moe Family Lacquerware Workshop is an important shopping destination for consumers who are serious about lacquerware. Of all the handicrafts in Myanmar, the most distinctive of all is lacquerware. It is the most widely produced and used; most households in the country use lacquerware as everyday objects. In central Myanmar, the centre of lacquerware manufacturing is Bagan. In Myinkaba Village alone, about 600 households manufacture lacquerware. In the past, Burmese royalty gave lacquer objects to foreign emissaries as gifts and today, visitors need not be an emissary to get their hands on quality lacquerware because many stores sell it in Bagan.
What to explore at Moe Moe Family Lacquerware?
Myanmar lacquer is valued for its artistic beauty and practical qualities – it is light and watertight for example. Lacquer ware has many applications; one can find lacquer ware ash trays, bowls, water jars, vases and salvers for temple offerings. There are also lacquer ware cups, jewellery boxes based on ancient design that double as pillows, traditional betel boxes, plates, storage chests, tables and chairs. At Moe Moe Family Lacquerware Workshop, you will find both traditional and modern pieces in the spacious showroom. The factory is very busy during the day, but proprietors can still show how the lacquer is created step by step.
Tun Handicrafts Kayay St New Bagan Myanmar (Burma)