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One-stop show of Myanmar’s arts and crafts to take place February 10th to 13th

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There will be a traditional festival that brings all significant, varied and profound arts and crafts created by Myanmar ethnic people, to be held at one location in Yangon from February 10th to 13th.

At the forthcoming festival named ‘Inspiring Myanmar Arts and Crafts Show 2018’, traditional handicraft lovers can enjoy booths displaying textile-making and silk textiles from Amarapura, lotus and silk ware from Inle Lake, textiles of Kachin, Kayan-Padaung and Chin ethnic groups, goldsmith products from Rakhine, silversmith products from Ywahtaung, Sagaing, Myanmar’s traditional lacquer-ware, traditional Kachin basket weaving, traditional Mon pipes and slate boards and Kayin footwear.

Among the 12 booths at the festival traditional food, personal goods and arts will on display and for sale along with presentation of dances performed by ethnic people as well as a fashion show at Sein Lan Sopyay Garden from 9am to 10pm.  “We plan to present traditional heritage of handicrafts made by ethnic people with our reach with the aim to be helpful to soci-economic life and SMEs of handicraft producers,” said Daw Sandar Khin, chairperson of Myanmar Cultural Heritage Trust (MCHT), at the press conference for the show.


The show is organized by MCHT to mark the 71st Union Day of Myanmar which falls on February 12th.

MCHT is an organization comprising people who are passionate and knowledgeable about the culture and heritage of Myanmar and the connected experts.

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Theingi Htun is a journalist who worked for two years at Yangon Times Journal and Flower News. She also worked for two years at Democracy Today News as Senior Journalist. She wrote many articles about culture, the travel sector and lifestyle stories too. Now she is working at My Magical Myanmar as a travel writer and social media executive."


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