Wood Carvers’ & Metalworkers’ Workshops in Mandalay, Myanmar

After our fascinating stop in the weaving workshop we were enthusiastic about seeing the woodcarvers’ workshops.

It was quite small compared to the weaving workshop but still very interesting. This man was carving a tiny foot to go on the classical Burmese marionettes.
Mandalay Wood Carver at Work Mandalay Wood Carver at Work The finished marionettes…
Marionettes For Sale In the Mandalay Wood Carvers' Workshop

A small shop attached to the workshop had many curious wooden objects for sale.

A story is printed on a scroll made up of thin sheets of wood. The story quite literally unfolds…
A Wood Scroll For Sale In the Mandalay Wood Carvers' WorkshopAn antique wooden head for sale.
A Wooden Head For Sale In the Mandalay Wood Carvers' Workshop I guess bamboo is a type of wood. These bamboo balls are used everywhere for ball games.
Bamboo Balls For Sale In the Mandalay Wood Carvers' WorkshopI think this is also antique but I wasn’t entirely sure.
Traditional Woodwork at the Workshop in Mandalay, Myanmar

Of course, I headed straight to the food preparation area.

The tea kettle.
A Kettle In the Mandalay Wood Carvers' WorkshopPounding chiles for lunch.
Pounding Chiles In the Mandalay Wood Carvers' Workshop

A couple of stops later, near the stone carvers’ street, was a small metal work shop.

Traditional Metalwork at the Metalworker's Workshop in Mandalay, Myanmar The small scrap of metal the man is working on eventually ends up looking like this!
Traditional Metalwork at the Metalworker's Workshop in Mandalay, Myanmar More on our November 2013 trip to Myanmar.

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3 responses to “Wood Carvers’ & Metalworkers’ Workshops in Mandalay, Myanmar

  1. Pingback: Weaving Workshop in Mandalay | Albatz Travel Adventures·

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