Earthen pots selling well in pre-Thingyan period

A woman prepares for making earthen pot. Photo: Supplied
A woman prepares for making earthen pot. Photo: Supplied

Earthen pots produced in Meiktila Township, Mandalay region, are selling well in the pre-Thingyan period, with growers earning a handsome profit for their work, pot makers said.
Numerous earthen pot manufacturers can be found in Theepingon Village, Nyaungkhon village-tract, Meiktila Township, for whom the craft is a traditional family business. The village has been engaged in the production of earthen pots for many years.
Ko Aye Win Naing, a pot maker, said, “We run this kind of business on a manageable scale throughout the year. We normally produce large quantities of pots between March and May during the traditional festivals.”
During these days, handmade earthen pots produced from the village are in high demand in the domestic market, especially in the hilly regions, including Kalaw, Aungban and Taunggyi towns in Shan State, he added. “We send some 7,000 earthen pots on an average to the hilly areas per consignment, selling them at the rate of Ks100 per pot in the wholesale market,” Ko Aye Win Naing stated.
Traditional pottery businesses can be found not only in Theepingon village but also in nearby villages, such as Kukkokyin, Khontha and Thitatkan.—Chan Tha (Meiktila)

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