Traditional pottery techniques survive in Sagaing Region village

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A pottery industry based on centuries-old techniques handed down from generation to generation is thriving in Nwenyein, a village of some 2,000 households near Shwebo district in Sagaing Region.
Ko Zaw Lin Naing, a native of Nwenyein, said his village has handed down the knowledge since the times of King Alaungphaya, who founded Yangon in 1755.
Situated by the Ayeyawady River, the village is frequented by tourists who study ceramics and take photos of river scenery.
“We make pots in various shapes and sizes. We use kilns to fire the pottery,” Ko Zaw Lin Naing said, adding that ceramic products are in especially high demand at pagoda festivals.
Kyaw Kyaw (Mahlaing)

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