A well known Burmese saying, weave while there is moonlight ( Make hay while the sunshines.) encourages finishing works in time.
Many types of weaving and styles have spread throughout the country. Here is this village in Shan state lotus root is used, finer than silk and more expensive. Weaving is done by both Intha and Shan women.
the loom itself I find fascinating, a frame with disc-shaped pedals is used for weaving. The weft yarn is wound onto a stick and is passed by hand through the narrow warp. It is possible to weave for instance three bags a day on this loom. Side by side with traditional looms are 'modern' frame looms with pulley-operated box shuttles which are used to make bags with simple supplementary weft patterns in wool on a cotton warp. In contrast 5 or 6 bags could be made in a day.
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patdeph (35744) 2012-04-03 9:53
I took 1 picture at the same place, but completly different.I like here the lines given by the threads of lotus,and they also give a great depth.I like to see the woman through the threads.
It was a very interesting place, I didn't know that it was possible to get some clothes or scarfs in lotus,and I was fascinated to see the speed of weaving of these women.A pity that it was so expensive.But this is a very long job.
CLODO (27498) 2012-04-04 2:16
A good choice of POV to get the face between the weaves, use of the natural light to keep the mood, the quiet atmosphere, wait for her hand to start the loom, manual setting for accurate sharpness on her face. That's the story of how to get a good image.
Angshu (53663) 2012-04-09 21:22
Its a pity tbat people don't bother to comment on such a picture...this is a type of picture I love to take & also know difficult it is to take. Framing between the threads is a wise one & the long focus on her face is also ideal. Only thing I would have done perhaps is brighten her face a bit, but not losing the light coming from the left
- Copyright: Elaine springford (everlasting) (14111)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-01-05
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D90, AF-S DX VR Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED, Digital RAW
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/100 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2012-04-03 8:29