Living TRAVEL - BURMA 1981

Mandalay -Crafts

Sequin embroidery for traditional costumes


Making very thin Gold Leaf squares

Pounding the gold to make gold leaf - and below


Fine tuning with gentle beating

Packing the "stamps" of gold leaf ready for sale

Repousse of silver container

Preparation of raw silk thread for silken garments

Weaving silk cloth

Samples of finished silk cloth

Stone Carvers - and below


Typical finished stone carving

Ivory bead maker

Tourists sampling wood carvings

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