The Pottery Village on Inle Lake in Myanmar

Inle Lake was populated with small villages, each with its own speciality. The next stop on our boat trip was the pottery village.

The sign leading into the pottery village.
Sign to the pottery village on Inle Lake, MyanmarA potter working on a hand-built pot.
Potter working in the pottery village on Inle Lake, MyanmarPots being made by an expert on the pottery wheel.
Potter working in the pottery village on Inle Lake, MyanmarThe kilns were less well-made than the pots but they did the job.
The kiln in the pottery village on Inle Lake, MyanmarThis coloured earth was used for decoration.
Color for pots in the pottery village on Inle Lake, MyanmarAl said I could take one of the larger dragon pots home if I was willing to carry it for the next two months – it was tempting, they were pretty spectacular.
Dragon pot in the pottery village on Inle Lake, MyanmarA bunch of pots and some round clay balls. The round clay balls turned out to be ammunition for sling-shots. 
Pots and Balls for Sling Shots at the Inle Lake Pottery Village in MyanmarPots are everywhere, but there are other things just as important to life, such as chiles.
Chiles & Pots in the pottery village on Inle Lake, Myanmar This village was stockpiled to the rafters with corn, so it’s not just pottery that they’re known for.
Inle Lake Corn Shed After this we stopped at a bamboo house in the village to have tea and talk with a family.
Tea at the Pottery Village on Inle Lake, Myanmar The house was built in the traditional manner, with woven walls and a thatched roof. The latest addition was a solar panel added two years ago which powered a tiny TV.
Pottery Village, a Solar Panel Our next stop was the yummy smelling Rice Wine Village.

More on our November 2013 trip to Myanmar.

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