Day 22-Monday-February 1 Buckle-up…this will be a wild day! We awoke this morning with our room not any warmer. Doug called the front desk and asked about the heater problem. He was told the units in each bungalow were only air conditioning and not heaters…oh well. So, as it does get warm here in the daytime, we’ll turn our units off when we return from our excursions in the afternoon to pre... Read Full Entry
SilversmithWe got a demonstration on how they create an almost pure silver for making their jewelry. The man on the right is stoking his bellows to melt the raw ore into a more refined product.
JewelerThis young man is working on creating a piece of silver jewelry.
WeavingA stop where we will see hand weaving at work.
Creating lotus fabricThis young woman is cutting lotus stems and carefully pulling the fiber out of the stem.
Lotus fiberAs she cuts the stem, she carefully pulls the end away and stretches the fiber. She then lays the stretched fiber on her small table with the other fiber. They are then rolled together and later spun into thread. This is a very labor-intensive process and the final products made from lotus are very expensive!