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Weaving luntaya acheik (2): The Making of Myanmar Traditional Dress


The Saunders Weaving and Vocational Institute accepts trainees on per year/per month basis. There are regular as well as other vocational training options. In case a local organisation wants to set up a training school, then it can get in touch with the Institute. The educational qualification requirements of the Institute are limited to matriculation, middle and primary school levels. The trainees must be single and under 25 years of age. The numbers of trainees accepted vary between 5-50 depending on the course.

Among the many courses, the lunyakyaw training course was started in 1953. In Konbaung dynasty (1752 to 1885), it was also called luntaya acheik. Earlier it was offered for a year but now its duration is six months.

In this photo are thirty-three types of basic designs used as part of  teaching lunyakyaw acheik. They are showcased in the demonstration room. In Myanmar, there is no restriction in creating designs of luntaya acheik.


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