Pathein parasols exported to Germany

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The restaurant decorated with Pathein parasols in Yangon.  Photo: Nyi Zaw Moe

Large Pathein parasols, Myanmar’s traditional sun umbrellas used in hotels as interior decoration, is yearly exported to Germany through sea routes, according to a report of Myawady Daily.
That umbrella is one of the famous souvenir products of Pathein Town, Ayeyawady Region. Foreign companies mostly from countries of the European Union place orders of umbrella 6 to 8 feet in diameter. Sixty per cent of Pathein parasols went to foreign markets, whereas only 40 per cent of them are for the local market. Hotels from Ngwesaung, Chaungtha and Ngapali beaches and Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon, Mandalay, Taunggyi and Mawlamyine towns buy Pathein parasols for decoration.
Also, Pathein parasols are seen in religious events, charity events and ordination ceremony. Myanmar fine arts are
painted on Pathein parasol. Foreigners appreciate Pathein parasols for their handmade quality.

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