Spinning Lotus Fiber

January 9 (part 8): Our final stopping point on this busy sight-seeing day around Inle Lake was a factory/salesroom where they weaved both silk and lotus fiber. Click photos to enlarge them.

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Spooling lotus fiber.

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Extracting lotus fiber from the plant, a slow and tedious process. Cloth made from lotus is considerably more expensive than that made from silk.

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