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May 28, 2020

Traditional clay pottery survives

A woman adds wood to a fire in which pottery is baked.  Photo: Ko Zaw (Chemistry)
A woman adds wood to a fire in which pottery is baked. Photo: Ko Zaw (Chemistry)

Traditional Myanmar pottery has been maintained in Yesagyo Townshio, Pakokku District, for generations.
Clay pots for storing drinking water have been sold for K2,500 per piece and for a wholesale price of K1,800 per piece. Although annual clay pot purchases have not dropped, the decline of palm tree harvesters have reduced the sale of palm pots, according to clay potter Ma Ri Win from Thet Village.
The fuel for firing natural clay is usually used from the spadix of male toddy-palm, palm fruits, dried paddy, hay and cattle manure.—Ko Zaw (Chemistry)(Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)

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