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Handmade Chate Longyi from Amarapura

Care and dedication is needed in the production of the longyi, as seen here at the Shwe Sin Tai Silk House in Amarapura, Mandalay, Myanmar, April 26, 2015. The longyi is a cloth, about two meters long and 80 centimeters wide that is widely worn in Myanmar. Chate is the Myanmar name of the longyi design on the longyi. Myanmar Chate Longyi are handmade and famous for its fine arts and quality. Some fine Chate Longyi sell for K1,000,000 (about 850 euros) to K 1,500,000. Myanmar people wear the traditional Chate Longyi during the festival and special ceremonies, such as wedding and donation ceremonies. Amarapura is famous for cotton garments and handmade Chate Longyi. Photos: Pyae Sone Aung/EPA