MYANMAR’S traditional laquerware will be on display in Bagan to showcase the countries famous handicraft. In conjunction with contest, the expo is to be held at the Lacquerware College (Bagan) on 18 and 19 June.
Lacquerware entrepreneurs’ producers will open up 70 booths to showcase the cream of the crop. The two-day event is organised by the regional department of agriculture, livestock and Irrigation.
The department is making an effort to promote the economic and cultural statuses of its regional products, apparently an effort under the government’s ‘100-day plan.’ The aim of organising the event is to get the people to value the art of Myanmar lacquerware and to promote it as an export for foreign markets.
The contest will cover five categories,with event organisers planning to present awards for each category.
Ye Thura Aung