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Why In Phaw Khone Weaving Workshops is special ?
In Phaw Khone, a tidy village of teak stilt houses just north of Nampan, is famous for its weaving workshops. Buildings across the village vibrate with the clatter of shuttles and the click-clack of shifting loom frames, and the workshops are a popular stop on the tourist circuit.
There are two types of silk; the thick weave with designs and the thin ones in plain color. The silk woven designs from Inlay are the thinner ones. To weave a set of robe for a monk, it requires the fibers from 120,000 stems of the dark pink lotus. Now, scarves are also woven from dried lotus.
What to explore at In Phaw Khone Weaving Workshops?
In Phaw Khone is not a market; instead, it is a village that has become a popular tourist destination because of its weaving workshops. Most visitors stop by to watch young weavers skillfully operate the looms made from bamboo and teak. The result of the weaving is high-quality fabric; in fact, the village is best place to purchase lotus-silk shawls. The shawls can be expensive, mainly because of the arduous process involved in production. There you can see all the complex creation and production of the Lotus textiles, and some silk textiles. Lotus textiles are so beautiful, but extremely expensive as you will see how difficult and time-consuming is to produce them.
How to get to In Phaw Khone Weaving Workshops?
The best way to visit In Phaw Khone village is by boat. You can hire a boat with driver through your hotel.
Inle Lake Myanmar (Burma)