The traditional toddy palm-fiber baskets in Thaungtha Township, Mandalay Region, are convenient containers for mobile commodity vendors in rural areas. The baskets can be placed on bicycles, motorcycles, and three wheeled cycles as containers for the various commodities, which are then sold throughout rural communities.
Weaving baskets is also profitable for villagers looking to earn extra income. The prices of the baskets varies from K1500 to K3000, according to size and the average number of baskets sold is 20, according to a shop owner.
Tin Soe Lwin IPRD