70 Kayan women known as the “long-necked people” who wear bronze neck rings, a disappearing tradition among the ethnic group in Karenni State.  The way of life for people in her village and nearby Kayan villages in Demoso Township has been the same for generations: farming, breeding animals, hand-weaving clothes, and crafting bamboo household wares. In the last two years, however, their village has become more known to outsiders, since the introduction of community-based tourism. ( Photo - Thet Tun Naing/ The Irrawaddy)

Handcraft and cottage industries

Burmese handcraft and cottage industries

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A slate extracting camp on Thin Bone Mountain. (Photo: Tin Htet Paing / The Irrawaddy)
Title:
The Last Slate-Makers of Mon State
Date:
10. April 2015
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Packs of slate pencils ready to distribute to buyers. (Photo: Tin Htet Paing / The Irrawaddy)
Title:
The Last Slate-Makers of Mon State
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10. April 2015
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A slate mine. (Photo: Tin Htet Paing / The Irrawaddy)
Title:
The Last Slate-Makers of Mon State
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10. April 2015
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A worker smoothing the wooden frames of the slates. (Photo: Tin Htet Paing / The Irrawaddy)
Title:
The Last Slate-Makers of Mon State
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10. April 2015
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A worker cutting slates to the required size. (Photo: Tin Htet Paing / The Irrawaddy)
Title:
The Last Slate-Makers of Mon State
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10. April 2015
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A child studying with a frameless slate. (Photo: Tin Htet Paing / The Irrawaddy)
Title:
The Last Slate-Makers of Mon State
Date:
10. April 2015
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A worker cutting slates to the required size. (Photo: Tin Htet Paing / The Irrawaddy)
Title:
The Last Slate-Makers of Mon State
Date:
10. April 2015
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A worker smoothing the wooden frames of the slates. (Photo: Tin Htet Paing / The Irrawaddy)
Title:
The Last Slate-Makers of Mon State
Date:
10. April 2015
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Packs of slate pencils ready to distribute to buyers. (Photo: Tin Htet Paing / The Irrawaddy)
Title:
The Last Slate-Makers of Mon State
Date:
10. April 2015
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A worker smoothing the wooden frames of the slates. (Photo: Tin Htet Paing / The Irrawaddy)
Title:
The Last Slate-Makers of Mon State
Date:
10. April 2015
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Workers inside a slate mine. (Photo: Tin Htet Paing / The Irrawaddy)
Title:
The Last Slate-Makers of Mon State
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10. April 2015
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Workers inside a slate mine. (Photo: Tin Htet Paing / The Irrawaddy)
Title:
The Last Slate-Makers of Mon State
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10. April 2015
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Man make cotton for kachin weaving at Myitkyina in Kachin State. ( Photo - Thaw Hein Htet / The Irrawaddy)
Title:
Kachin Weaving
Date:
5. August 2014
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Man drying cotton for kachin weaving at Myitkyina in Kachin State. ( Photo - Thaw Hein Htet / The Irrawaddy)
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Kachin Weaving
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5. August 2014
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Man drying cotton for kachin weaving at Myitkyina in Kachin State. ( Photo - Thaw Hein Htet / The Irrawaddy)
Title:
Kachin Weaving
Date:
5. August 2014
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Man drying cotton for kachin weaving at Myitkyina in Kachin State. ( Photo - Thaw Hein Htet / The Irrawaddy)
Title:
Kachin Weaving
Date:
5. August 2014
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Man making cotton for kachin weaving at Myitkyina in Kachin State. ( Photo - Thaw Hein Htet / The Irrawaddy)
Title:
Kachin Weaving
Date:
5. August 2014
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Man making cotton for kachin weaving at Myitkyina in Kachin State. ( Photo - Thaw Hein Htet / The Irrawaddy)
Title:
Kachin Weaving
Date:
5. August 2014
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Woman make cotton weaving at Myitkyina in Kachin State. ( Photo - Thaw Hein Htet / The Irrawaddy)
Title:
Kachin Weaving
Date:
4. August 2014
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Woman make cotton weaving at Myitkyina in Kachin State. ( Photo - Thaw Hein Htet / The Irrawaddy)
Title:
Kachin Weaving
Date:
4. August 2014
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