Shwe chi htoe

Shwe chi htoe or gold thread embroideries or tapestries are created with traditional cotton silk fabric and ornaments such as gems and sequins. It is a form of needlework so delicate and detailed that it requires considerable skill, artistry and patience. Shwe chi htoe originated in the Mandalay region in the 19th century.

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Bogyoke Aung San market is the largest market in Yangon. And the most ________ product among the customers is shwe chi htoe. Shwe chi htoe is Myanmar's traditional embroidery, it's so beautiful that it _______ captures the hearts of anyone who lays their eyes upon it.


Back in the days of the Myanmar kingdoms, shwe chi htoe was used in all daily products and props at the palace. Shwe chi htoe flourished as one of the most ________ arts in the palace. Shwe chi htoe was used on _______ for royalties and nobles.

Even after kingdoms disappeared, shwe chi htoe remained in Myanmar and is mass-produced for common people. Since it is _______ done by hand, shwe chi htoe takes time to be completed, however a specialization of the work process made it possible to be mass-produced.


Young girls are _________ hard at embroidering. At the fingertips of these girls a whole new world is being created. Each stitch by these small hands soon creates beautiful embroideries on a plain white canvas. Shwe chi htoe embroideries are still highly popular as ________ decorations although royals have long disappeared from Myanmar.


The reason shwe chi htoe is a special product of Mandalay is because Mandalay is home to Myanmar's history and _________. Mandalay is the second largest city in Myanmar is home of Myanmar's royal history.


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