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CRAFTS & INSTITUTIONS

  

 

 

  making tiab

 

Myanmar

Craftsmen in Bagan making conical food containers in the form of a lotus (fig.) using bamboo strips.

 

These strips (fig.) are assembled and neatly fashioned to form a vessel.

 

  making tiab

 

  making tiab

 

The vessels are then topped with a peak carved from wood and covered with a clay-like primer.

 

In the final phase of the production the hsun ok, known in Thai as tiab, are covered with several layers of lacquer.

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  making tiab