Inle Lake – Silk and Lotus Weaving
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Inle Lake – Silk and Lotus Weaving

Inle Lake – Silk and Lotus Weaving

Silk and Lotus weaving at Inle Lake is an old tradition that goes back 100 years.  It is thought that this type of weaving came about a century ago when a young girl discovered that the long thin fibers from a cut lotus plant could be spun into a thread that could be used to weave cloth (from her loom).  She was able to collect enough fibers to create a special robe to give to a local Monk as an offering.  Over time this type of weaving caught on and continues in current day Inle Lake (the only place in the world that creates this type of silk).

Cutting Lotus Plant to Create Thread

Preparing and Spinning the Tread

Loom and Weave Process

 

Gallery – Silk and Lotus Weaving

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