All-Round Youth Development
Festival displayed for three
days the process of making tradition
paper of the ethnic Shans
and the lotus robe for monks.
The tradition paper or the
Shan paper as it is called is the
basic material in creating many
folk craft including lantern, fans
Shan State Social Welfare Department of the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement opened a booth where the production process of the traditional items are showed. Shan paper making is a home industry mostly found in some towns of Shan State. Renowned all over Myanmar, Shan paper is made from a kind of jute naturally grows in many parts of Shan mountains.
The process includes drying, washing, pounding, mixing, molding and other stages. Padomma Lotus is the main raw material lotus robe looming industry. This lotus species can in Inlay Lake of the Shan State where it grows naturally.
Lotus fiber is used in Myanmar not only for making lotus robe but for human appliances such as wrap, bracelet and key chain made from lotus fiber.
Exhibition and demonstration for the production of lotus fiber in the booths of the All-Round Youth Development Festival were popular sites for the youths.