Myanmar

Myanmar Yoyamay specializes in Ethnographic Textiles of the ethnic Chin people in Myanmar, to help conserve and sustain the quickly vanishing knowledge of of natural dyes and hand woven textiles. Yoyamay supports groups of weavers – about 200 weavers in total – scattered across Southern Chin State. Some of them weave at their individual homes while others gather at one place and weave. As the almost all the weavers are women, they also have to take care of household chores and during harvesting season, work on the farms, so weaving is supplementary income for them. Generally, to finish a typical table runner, a weaver has to weave three hours a day for seven to ten days.  

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