Folk Art Workshop
The Folk Art Workshop exhibited and held demonstrations of Myanmar traditional woodcarving of handicrafts, bamboo crafts, drums, lacquer wares, marionettes, birdhouses, bamboo bicycles and Thanaka (a natural cosmetic paste made from Thanaka wood). The international folk artists also brought Taishun puppets to demonstrate and offered chopsticks-making workshop for the audience to make their own chopsticks. These activities presented the uniqueness of Myanamar wood culture and appreciation of the culture, beauty and craftsmanship of wood. A few folk artists also performed alongside musicians at a local girls’ training school as part of the celebration.