Old Shwegu

Northern Myanmar

Around 450yd west of the central jetty is a stretch of relatively old wooden houses. Further inland is an area of tree-shaded footpaths and alleys that forms an intriguing pottery district. Here, in household compounds, Shwebo’s archetypal tau ye-u (drinking water pots) and subu (football-sized piggy banks) are formed and fired in kilns of carefully heaped rice-husks.

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