In Myanmar the material is bought already clean, it’s very practical but also it limits the work.
For exemple it’s difficult to follow the curves of an object with a round creeper because it’s a lot less flexible than the flat one and it breaks.
Otherwise, I find that the craftsmen here in Myanmar, make a finer work than in Congo but their way of weaving is different.
At the beggining I had the chance to work with a very good craftsman but who unfortunately was not independant.
Now I’ve found an independent one who is also curious and likes to work on different designs.
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