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Colors of Inle Fabrics

Colors of Inle Fabrics
by Zay Yar Lin

Handcrafted fabrics are very traditional and popular in Inle Lake, Shan State in Myanmar. The tradition of making handcrafted fabric has today faded into obscurity, and Inle Lake is one of the places in Myanmar where you can still observe this ancient technique. These handcrafted fabrics are made using natural dyes and dried under sunlight. This process controls fabric shrinkage before sending the fabrics out as finished products in the market.