Demand for traditional bamboo fan declines during monsoon retreat

Source : The Global New Light of Myanmar
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Jul 16, 2017

Traditional bamboo fan makers in Mandalay Region have temporarily ceased production during Buddhist lent as domestic demand for the traditional products usually declines in this period.
        A few firms from Yekyi village, Patheingyi Township, Mandalay Region, can produce the bamboo fans during this monsoon retreat.
        The market is normally increases activity again after Buddhist lent, a period of meditation and charitable acts between 8 July and 5 October.
        Fans are given as a gifts to attendees of traditional ceremonies, including novitition and other religious ceremonies, including weddings to express gratitutde to hosts.
        Bamboo fans are prized over plastic designs for their authenticity. Fan makers in Yekyi Village say production has also slowed due to a recent shortage of bamboo in the region. Bamboo is also used to make food, clothing and crafts.

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