December 17, 2016

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Meiktila family refuses to sell 150-year-old bed

Over150 Antique bed is seen in Mahlaing Township. Photo: Chan Thar
Over150 Antique bed is seen in Mahlaing Township. Photo: Chan Thar

A FAMILY in Mahlaing Township is remaining steadfast in its refusal to sell a 150-year-old bed to antique hunters, as it has been in the family since it was built in the mid-19th century.
The antique bed is 11 feet wide and 6 feet long and features intricate carving depicting traditional Myanmar floral designs.
“We have denied offers from several people asking to buy the bed. But we will never sell it because this is part of our family heritage; it connects us to our ancestors,” said U Zaw Myint Oo.
He takes pride in conserving the ancient bed – and even allows guests who visit his home to sleep in it.—Chan Thar

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