Carriage House Paper organizes papermaking tours to different countries. We are presently in the early stages of planning an expedition to Myanmar and Thailand. Please check back with us for more specific information. Meanwhile, enjoy these photos from our last trip to Myanmar.
Sunset in Pagan.
Boy with thanaka on his face
Typical house on Inle Lake
Leg rowers; Inle Lake
Gold beaters of Mandalay
Tour participant with gold leaf adorning her face
U bein bridge
Donna with astrologer
Group with rice straw papermakers; Nuang Gone Village
Claudia with horse cart driver
Forming bamboo paper; Daung Ma Village
A Papermaker's Tour of Myanmar (Burma) and Bangkok Thailand
Donna Koretsky led a small group to Burma (Myanmar) and Bangkok Thailand in February 2012. We had an extraordinary experience, visitng the papermakers and papermaking areas described in "The Goldbeaters of Mandalay", a book written by Donna Koretsky and Elaine Koretsky, giving an account of hand papermaking in Burma today.
In all the places we visited, general tours were given to acquaint everyone with the culture, the religion and the art of southeast Asia, all of which provided an important backdrop to the hand papermaking and the other craft and art forms that we saw.