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.
The finished marionettes…
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…
An antique wooden head for sale.
I guess bamboo is a type of wood. These bamboo balls are used everywhere for ball games.
I think this is also antique but I wasn’t entirely sure.
Of course, I headed straight to the food preparation area.
The tea kettle.
Pounding chiles for lunch.
A couple of stops later, near the stone carvers’ street, was a small metal work shop.
The small scrap of metal the man is working on eventually ends up looking like this!
More on our November 2013 trip to Myanmar.
great photos!! A happy New Year to you!!! and happy journeys!
I love those marionettes!
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