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Saturday, January 07, 2006

Before going to Amarapura to see U Bein Bridge and old monasteries and silk makers, we visited several places in southern Mandalay. At one place there were papermakers. At another women weaving tapestries. The most impressive, perhaps, was the makers of gold leaf. The gold had to be pounded down several times, and for a total, when all was said and done, of about 7 hours. The guys doing the pounding, as you can see, were very muscular, and I noticed their hands shook pretty badly when they were resting. Posted by Picasa


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